Gallery description : fin whale

Fin Whale (balaenoptera physalus) is a mammal type animal. It inhabits deep offshore waters. The weight of the animal is about 1,800kg - 70,000kg (4,000lbs - 150,000lbs) and lives for 50 - 60 years. Human, large sharks are the dangerous creatures for fin whales. See the table below for more facts.

Facts about fin whales
NameFin Whale
PhylumChordata
PredatorsHuman, large sharks
DietCarnivore
TypeMammal
Average Litter Size1
FamilyBalaenopteridae
Life Span50 - 60 years
Distinctive FeaturesPointed snout and two blowholes on top of head
ColourGrey, black, white, blue
ClassMammalia
LifestyleHerd
OrderCetacea
HabitatDeep offshore waters
Size (L)6.5m - 24m (21ft - 79ft)
GenusBalaenoptera
Skin TypeSmooth
KingdomAnimalia
Conservation StatusEndangered
Weight1,800kg - 70,000kg (4,000lbs - 150,000lbs)
Main PreyKrill, fish, squid
Top Speed40km/h (25mph)
Scientific NameBalaenoptera physalus
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