A suborder including baleen whales: right whales; rorquals; blue whales; and humpbacks.
The scientific name, meaning 'moustached whale', given to baleen whales.
A suborder of the Order Cetacea, containing baleen whale s only. Nape : The area along the back between the head and the dorsal fin.
The scientific term for the suborder of baleen whales.
See Baleen Whale.
Mysticeti whales (also known as baleen, or mustached whales) are filter feeders that have baleen, a sieve-like device use for filter feeding krill, copepods, and small fish. They are the largest whales and have 2 blowholes. Mysticeti whales include blue, gray, humpback, minke, bowhead, and right whales. Many Mysticeti species are endangered. Zoom Whales Whale Glossary U-Z Enchanted Learning® Over 20,000 Web Pages. Sample Pages for Prospective Subscribers