Marine Mammals Information Database :Illustrated Guide of Marine Mammals

Bryde's whale

Scientific Name : Balaenoptera brydei / Japanese Name : nitari-kujira


Order Cetacea
Suborder Mysticeti
Family Balaenopteridae
Genus Balaenoptera
Species brydei
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Subtype -
CITES Appendix Not Listed IUCN RedData Status -
Baleen plates or tooth-Upper jaw 250-370 Baleen plates or tooth-Lower jaw -
At birth At weaning Adult Adult male Adult female
Body length 13ft 23.5ft 46ft - -
Body weight - - - - -
Feature and Habit
The Bryde’s whales have three prominent ridges from the blowholes to the tip of rostrum. The dorsal fin (as high as 0.5m) is strongly curved and the tip is pointed. The body color is dark gray. This whales have 250 to 370 baleen plates per side, which are short (no more than 0.4m) with coarse fringe and dark gray. The 50 to 70 throat pleats reach to the umbilicus at least. The offshore populations are migratory, but some nearshore populations are residential.
国立科学博物館での分類による。(Shiro Wada, Masayuki Oishi & Tadasu K. Yamada (2003) A newly discovered species of living baleen whale. Nature, 426: 278-281.)
Stranding Record(s) in Japan

Marine Mammals Skull Database

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