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Species profile—Balaenoptera acutorostrata (dwarf minke whale)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Mammalia (mammals) → Balaenopteridae (baleen whales) → Balaenoptera acutorostrata (dwarf minke whale)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Mammalia (mammals)
Family
Balaenopteridae (baleen whales)
Scientific name
Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacepede, 1804
Common name
dwarf minke whale
WildNet taxon ID
1064
Alternate name(s)
minke whale
little piked whale
lesser rorqual
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Back on Track (BoT) status
Low
Conservation significant
No
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Species environment
Marine

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=1064

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
7 September 2021
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