The southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) is a baleen whale, one of three species classified as right whales belonging to the genus Eubalaena. Approximately 10,000 southern right whales are spread throughout the southern part of the Southern Hemisphere.
The last major population review of southern right whales by the International Whaling Commission was in 1998. Researchers used data about adult female populations from three surveys (one in each of Argentina, South Africa and Australia) and extrapolated to include unsurveyed ...
Eubalaena australis species guide. Southern right whales breed and give birth off the coastlines of South America, South Africa and Australia before heading south to their feeding grounds.
This whale is easy to identify as it has a uniformly dark colour with white callosities (outgrowths of hard skin) on and around the head which can even be used to distinguish individuals. The body is rotund and the head is very large, making up one third of the total length. Unusually for baleen whales, the southern right whale ...
The southern right whale is a baleen whale and one of three species classified as right whales. This species is easily distinguished from others because of their broad back without a dorsal fin, wide pectoral fins, a long arching mouth that begins above the eye and small rough patches of skin (or callosities) on its large head.
Taxonomic Notes: The Southern Right Whale has for some time been widely accepted as a species separate from its northern hemisphere relatives, although Rice (1998) regarded the right whales in all oceans as a single species (and placed them in the genus Balaena along with B. mysticetus, the Bowhead Whale) .
A southern right whale in waters off the Auckland Islands. Right whales were named by whalers who identified them as the “right” whale to kill on a hunt. Photograph by Brian J. Skerry, National Geographic Creative. Common Name: Right Whales. Scientific Name: Eubalaena. Type: Mammals. Diet: Carnivores. Group Name: ...
Apr 19, 2016 ... The Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena Australis) is best known from South Africa's Cape, where good numbers arrive during the southern winter from their.
Description, classification, synonyms, distribution map and images of Eubalaena australis - Southern right whale.