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May 29th, 2017
List of All Whale Types


Once endangered species due to a whale hunting industry whales are among the largest sea animals, with the blue whale being the largest animal known to have ever existed. Here’s the list of all types of whales.

List of All Whale Types
Bowhead Whale, Balaena mysticetus
North Atlantic Right Whale, Eubalaena glacialis
North Pacific Right Whale, Eubalaena japonica
Southern Right Whale, Eubalaena australis
Fin Whale, Balaenoptera physalus
Sei Whale, Balaenoptera borealis
Bryde’s Whale, Balaenoptera brydei
Pygmy Bryde’s Whale, (Eden’s Whale) Balaenoptera edeni
Blue Whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Northern Minke Whale, Balaenoptera acutorostrata
Southern Minke Whale, (Antarctic Minke Whale) Balaenoptera bonaerensis
Balaenoptera omurai, discovery announced November 2003. No common name yet in usage
Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Gray Whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Pygmy Right Whale, Caperea marginata
Sperm Whale, Physeter macrocephalus
Dwarf Sperm Whale, Kogia sima
Pygmy Sperm Whale, Kogia breviceps
Cuvier’s Beaked Whale, Ziphius cavirostris
Arnoux’s Beaked Whale, Berardius arnuxii
Baird’s Beaked Whale (North Pacific Bottlenose Whale), Berardius bairdii
Shepherd’s Beaked Whale (Tasman Beaked Whale), Tasmacetus shepherdi
Longman’s Beaked Whale (Indo-Pacific Beaked Whale), Indopacetus pacificus
Northern Bottlenose Whale, Hyperoodon ampullatus
Southern Bottlenose Whale, Hyperoodon planifrons
Hector’s Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon hectori
True’s Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon mirus
Gervais’ Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon europaeus
Sowerby’s Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon bidens
Gray’s Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon grayi
Pygmy Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon peruvianus
Andrews’ Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon bowdoini
Bahamonde’s Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon bahamondi
Hubbs’ Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon carlhubbsi
Ginkgo-toothed Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon ginkgodens
Stejneger’s Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon stejnegeri
Layard’s Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon layardii
Blainville’s Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon densirostris
Perrin’s Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon perrini
Narwhal, Monodon monoceros
Beluga, Delphinapterus leucas
Pakicetus
Ambulocetus
Basilosaurus
Dorudon
Squalodon
Mammalodon colliveri
Janjucetus hunderi – thought to have been an early baleen whale, with remnants of teeth
Harrison’s Whale, Eobalaenoptera harrisoni – fossil species first discovered June 2004
Giglioli’s Whale
High-finned sperm whale
Trunko
Gambo
Bloop (an underwater sound detected by the NOAA, possibly from a whale)
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