Humpback whale

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phylum Chordata The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae0 is one of the larger rorqual species. Adults range in length from 12–16 meters (39–52 ft) and weigh approximately 36,000 kilograms (79,000 lb). The humpback has a distinctive body shape, with unusually long pectoral fins and a knobbly head.


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class Mammalia
infraclass Eutheria
order Cetacea
suborder Mysticeti
family Balaenopteridae
genus Megaptera
species M. novaeangliae