MARINE ANIMALS

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Dolphins

These marine mammals are found worldwide, are super intelligent and related to the whale and porpoise.
Sizes are approximately 1,25m – 9,75m and weighing +/- 40kg – 10 tonnes. The Orca (Killer Whale being the largest).
Diets are carnivorous including squid and fish.

Dolphins found around the world include:
Amazon River Dolphin, a.k.a Boto - Inia geoffrensis
Atlantic Humpbacked Dolphin - Sousa teuszii
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin - Stenella frontalis
Atlantic White-sided Dolphin - Lagenorhynchus acutus
Australian Snubfin Dolphin - Orcaella heinsohni
Bottlenose Dolphin - Tursiops truncatus
Chilean Dolphin - Cephalorhynchus eutropia
Chinese River Dolphin (extinct) - Lipotes vexillifer
Chinese White Dolphin - Sousa chinensis chinensis
Clymene Dolphin - Stenella clymene
Common Dolphin - Long-beaked: Delphinus capensis and Short beaked: Delphinus delphis
Commerson's Dolphin - Cephalorhynchus commersonii
Dusky Dolphin - Lagenorhynchus obscurus
False Killer Whale - Pseudorca crassidens
Fraser’s Dolphin - Lagenodelphis hosei
Ganges River Dolphin - Platanista gangetica
Heaviside’s Dolphin - Cephalorhynchus heavisidii
Hector’s Dolphin - Cephalorhynchus hectori
Hourglass Dolphin - Lagenorhynchus cruciger
Indo-Pacific Hump-backed Dolphin - Sousa chinensis
Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin - Tursiops aduncus
Indus River Dolphin - Platanista minor
Irrawaddy Dolphin - Orcaella brevirostris
Killer Whales a.k.a Orcas - Orcinus orca
La Plata Dolphin - Pontoporia blainvillei
Melon-headed Whale - Peponocephala electra
Northern Rightwhale Dolphin - Lissodelphis borealis
Pacific White-sided Dolphin - Lagenorhynchus obliquidens
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin - Stenella attenuata
Peale’s Dolphin - Lagenorhynchus australis
Pilot Whale – Short-finned: Globicephala macrorhynchus; Long-finned: Globicephala melas
Pygmy Killer Whale - Feresa attenuata
Risso’s Dolphin - Grampus griseus
River Dolphins
Rough-Toothed Dolphin - Steno bredanensis
Southern Rightwhale Dolphin - Lissiodelphis peronii
Spinner Dolphin - Stenella longirostris
Spotted Dolphin -
Striped Dolphin - Stenella coeruleoalba
Tucuxi - Sotalia fluviatilis
White-Beaked Dolphin - Lagenorhynchus albirostris

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