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    Dolphins are the largest group of cetaceans, and many people identify more easily with dolphins than with whales, especially bottlenose dolphins. Dolphins are characterized by their conical teeth, and many have a playful personality. Most dolphins also have a falcate, or curved back, dorsal fin, though some species have a triangular or rounded dorsal fin, while a few have a dorsal fin that's barely noticeable.

    This site is currently under construction, but check back often to see new species updated!

    Sea Going Dolphins

    Atlantic Humpbacked Dolphin Sousa teuszii
    Atlantic Spotted Dolphin Stenella plagiodon
    Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin Lagenorhynchus acutus
    Black Dolphin Cephalorhynchus eutropia
    Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus
    Commerson's Dolphin Cephalorhynchus commersonii
    Dusky Dolphin Lagenorhynchus obscurus
    False Killer Whale (pseudorca) Pseudorca crassidens
    Fraser's Dolphin Lagenodelphis hosei
    Heaviside's Dolphin Cephalorhynchus heavisidii
    Hector's Dolphin Cephalorhynchus hectori
    Hourglass Dolphin Lagenorhynchus cruciger
    Indo-Pacific Humpbacked Dolphin Sousa chinensis
    Irrawaddy Dolphin Orcaella brevirostris
    Long Beaked Common Dolphin Delphinus capensis
    Long-beaked Spinner Dolphin Stenella longirostris
    Long-Finned Pilot Whale Globicephala melaena
    Melon-headed Whale Peponocephala electra
    Northern Right Whale Dolphin Lissodelphis borealis
    Orca (Killer Whale) Orcinus orca
    Pacific Whitesided Dolphin Lagenorhynchus obliquidens
    Peale's Dolphin Lagenorhynchus australis
    Pygmy Killer Whale Feresa attenuata
    Risso's Dolphin Grampus griseus
    Rough-Toothed Dolphin Steno bredanensis
    Short Finned Pilot Whale Globicephala macrorhynchus
    Short-beaked Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis
    Short-beaked Spinner Dolphin Stenella clymene
    Southern Right Whale Dolphin Lissodelphis peronii
    Spotted Dolphin Stenella attenuata
    Striped Dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba
    Tucuxi Sotalia fluviatilis
    White-Beaked Dolphin Lagenorhynchus albirostris

    River Dolphins

    Boutu (Amazon River dolphin) Inia geoffrensis
    Baiji (Chinese River dolphin) Lipotes vexillifer
    Franciscana Pontoporia blainvillei
    Ganges Susu Platanista gangetica
    Indus River Dolphin Platanista minor


last updated 7/12/00
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