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Megaptera longimana
Humpback Hump"back`, n. [Cf. Hunchback.] 1. A crooked back; a humped back. --Tatler. 2. A humpbacked person; a hunchback. 3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any whale of the genus Megaptera, characterized by a hump or bunch on the back. Several species are known. The most common ones in the North Atlantic are Megaptera longimana of Europe, and M. osphyia of America; that of the California coasts is M. versabilis. (b) A small salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), of the northwest coast of America.

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- The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen whale. One of the larger rorqual species, adults range in length from 12–16 m (39–52 ft)...
- Promachoteuthis megaptera is a small, rare squid found in the Pacific Ocean near ****an. "CephBase: Promachoteuthis megaptera". Archived from the original...
- Grimpoteuthis megaptera is a species of umbrella octopus known from five specimens, collected by Addison Emery Verrill. Between two and three of these...
- Whale vocalizations are the sounds made by whales to communicate. The word "song" is used in particular to describe the pattern of regular and predictable...
- Balaenoptera omurai †Cetotheriophanes †Diunatans †Incakujira Megaptera Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae †Parabalaenoptera †Plesiobalaenoptera †Plesiocetus...
- Pygmy Bryde's whale (B. edeni) Blue whale (B. musculus) Omura's whale (B. omurai) Fin whale (B. physalus) Megaptera Humpback whale (M. novaeangliae)...
- extant species in its family - the other species is the humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae. This genus is known in the fossil records from the Neogene...
- Promachoteuthis Hoyle, 1885 Type species Promachoteuthis megaptera Hoyle, 1885 Species Promachoteuthis megaptera Promachoteuthis sloani Promachoteuthis sulcus Promachoteuthis...
- 2007, pp. 17–21. Modern Marvels 2007. Johnson et al., Megaptera novaeangliae. Zerbini 2006, Megaptera novaeanglia pp. 295–304. Kennedy 2008, p. 966. Miller...
- whale (E. glacialis). Rorquals consist of two genera (Balaenoptera and Megaptera) and nine species: the fin whale (B. physalus), the Sei whale (B. borealis)...
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