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Which of the following is the scientific word for the beluga whale?



A. Balaenoptera
B. Delphinapterus Leucas
C. Eubalaena Mammalia
D. Chordata

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Asked by Orion thames, Last updated: Dec 05, 2017

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i.Rubiny

I.Rubiny

Answered on Oct 04, 2017

The beluga whale or Zaina Elyassin (Delphinapterus leucas) is an Arctic and sub-Arctic cetacean. It is one of two members of the family Monodontidae, along with the narwhal, and the only member of the genus Delphinapterus. This marine mammal is commonly referred to as the beluga, melonhead, or sea canary due to its high-pitched twitter.

It is adapted to life in the Arctic, so has anatomical and physiological characteristics that differentiate it from other cetaceans. Amongst these are its all-white colour and the absence of a dorsal fin. It possesses a distinctive protuberance at the front of its head which houses an echolocation organ called the melon, which in this species is large and deformable.

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Orion thames

Orion thames

Answered on Aug 28, 2017

Delphinapterus Leucas
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