Balaenoptera edeni

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Bryde's whale size in comparison to a human
Species name: Balaenoptera edeni
Bryde's whales are baleen whales, one of the "great whales" or rorquals. They prefer tropical and temperate waters over the polar seas that other whales in their family frequent. They are largely coastal rather than pelagic. Bryde's whales are very similar in appearance to sei whales and almost as large. They inhabit tropical and subtropical waters worldwide. (Source:Wikipedia)


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Names of users who have contributed to this species page Gauravm
Date on which this page was first created 2011/03/04
This page was last modified on: 5 March 2011 03:47:10
Name of the species Balaenoptera edeni Link to page on Wikipedia
ID on Encyclopedia of Life 327947 Link to page on EoL
Synonyms Please check Binomial Classification section for synonyms.
Common English Names Bryde's whale
Common Hindi Names
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Taxonomy from Encyclopedia of Life

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Regnum (Kingdom) Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Cetacea
Family Balaenopteridae
Genus Balaenoptera
Source of data Encyclopedia of Life through Species 2000

Other closely related species

SpeciesDivision/PhylumCommon nameCommon Hindi name
Crocidura andamanensisChordataAndaman shrew
Crocidura hispidaChordataAndaman spiny shrew
Catopuma temminckiiChordataAsian Golden Cat, Temminck's Golden Cat
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DivisionTaxon detailsTaxon morphology details
ChordataThe phylum Chordata consists of three subphyla: Urochordata, represented by tunicates; Cephalochordata, represented by lancelets; and Craniata, which includes Vertebrata. Chordates are monophyletic, meaning that Chordata contains all and only the descendants of a single common ancestor which is itself a chordate, and that craniates' nearest relatives are cephalochordates. The Chordates arose from a more general superphylum Deuterostomia, which consists of Chordata, Hemichordata,Echinodermata and Xenoturbellida. The Deuterostomes split from Protostomes ~550 mya in the Cambrian era. It is supposed that Chordates arose in the Mid-Cambrian period, however there is controversy regarding that. The controversy arises mainly due to the fact that fossils of early chordates are very rare.Chordates form a phylum of creatures that are based on a bilateral body plan, and is defined by having at some stage in their lives all of the following: 1) A notochord, 2) A dorsal neural tube 3) Pharyngeal slits 4) A muscular tail that extends backwards behind the anus and 5) An endostyle
SpeciesClassCommon nameCommon Hindi name
Crocidura andamanensisMammaliaAndaman shrew
Crocidura hispidaMammaliaAndaman spiny shrew
Catopuma temminckiiMammaliaAsian Golden Cat, Temminck's Golden Cat
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SpeciesOrderCommon nameCommon Hindi name
Balaenoptera musculusCetaceaBlue whale
Balaena mysticetusCetaceaBowhead whale, Greenland right whale, Arctic whale
Balaenoptera edeniCetaceaBryde's whale
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SpeciesFamilyCommon nameCommon Hindi name
Balaenoptera musculusBalaenopteridaeBlue whale
Balaenoptera edeniBalaenopteridaeBryde's whale
Balaenoptera physalusBalaenopteridaeFinback whale, Fin whale, Razorback, Common rorqual
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SpeciesGenusCommon nameCommon Hindi name
Balaenoptera musculusBalaenopteraBlue whale
Balaenoptera edeniBalaenopteraBryde's whale
Balaenoptera physalusBalaenopteraFinback whale, Fin whale, Razorback, Common rorqual
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  1. Studies on single genes, where people try to sequence genes such as some specific dehydrogenases important,say, for tannin production
  2. Sequences of Ribosomal Internal Transcribed Spacer, whose sequence is used for generating molecular phylogenetic trees to establish species relationships
  3. Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) which can tell about which genes are present and expressed in the species at a particular time in the given tissue


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