Fin whale

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Balaenoptera physalus
Scientific classification
Kingdom Information
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Information
Phylum Chordata
Class Information
Class Mammalia
Order Information
Order Cetacea
Sub-order Mysticeti
Family Information
Family Balaenoptiidae
Genus Information
Genus Balaenoptera
Species Information
Species B. physalus
Binomial name Balaenoptera physalus
Population statistics

The fin whale is the second largest whale species and second largest animal species. Like the blue whale, it is a species of baleen whale. The fin whale has a more slender body shape than other rorquals. On average, males of the species are approximately 60 feet in length and their female counterparts are about 65 feet long. Large specimens have been known to reach nearly 90 full feet in length.