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Family: Delphinidae marine or true dolphins (See list of species below)

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38 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)

Cephalorhynchus commersonii
[Commerson's dolphin]

Cephalorhynchus eutropia
[Black dolphin]

Cephalorhynchus heavisidii
[Heaviside's dolphin]

Cephalorhynchus hectori
[Hector's dolphin]

Delphinus delphis
[Common dolphin]

Feresa attenuata
[Pygmy killer whale]

Globicephala macrorhynchus
[Short-finned pilot whale]

Globicephala melas
[Long-finned pilot whale]

Grampus griseus
[Risso's dolphin]

Lagenodelphis hosei
[Fraser's dolphin]

Lagenorhynchus acutus
[Atlantic white-sided dolphin]

Lagenorhynchus albirostris
[White-beaked dolphin]

Lagenorhynchus australis
[Peale's dolphin]

Lagenorhynchus cruciger
[Hourglass dolphin]

Lagenorhynchus obliquidens
[Pacific white-sided dolphin]

Lagenorhynchus obscurus
[Dusky dolphin]

Lissodelphis borealis
[Northern right whale dolphin]

Lissodelphis peronii
[Southern right whale dolphin]

Orcaella brevirostris
[Irrawaddy dolphin]
No picture found

Orcaella heinsohni
[Australian snubfin dolphin]

Orcinus orca
[Killer whale]

Peponocephala electra
[Melon-headed whale]

Pseudorca crassidens
[False killer whale]

Sotalia fluviatilis
No picture found

Sotalia guianensis

Sousa chinensis
[Pacific humpback dolphin]
No picture found

Sousa plumbea
No picture found

Sousa sahulensis
[Australian humpback dolphin]

Sousa teuszii
[Atlantic hump-backed dolphin]

Stenella attenuata
[Pantropical spotted dolphin]

Stenella clymene
[Clymene dolphin]

Stenella coeruleoalba
[Striped dolphin]

Stenella frontalis
[Atlantic spotted dolphin]

Stenella longirostris
[Spinner dolphin]

Steno bredanensis
[Rough-toothed dolphin]

Tursiops aduncus
[Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin]
No picture found

Tursiops australis
[Burrunan dolphin]

Tursiops truncatus
[Bottlenose dolphin]
38 Species of Family Delphinidae
(marine or true dolphins)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Cephalorhynchus commersonii Commerson's dolphin Indian Ocean, Southeast P 175 TL
Cephalorhynchus eutropia Black dolphin Southeast Pacific 170 TL
Cephalorhynchus heavisidii Heaviside's dolphin Southeast Atlantic 170 TL
Cephalorhynchus hectori Hector's dolphin Southwest Pacific
Delphinus delphis Common dolphin Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc 260 TL
Feresa attenuata Pygmy killer whale Atlantic Ocean and Indo-P 260 TL
Globicephala macrorhynchus Short-finned pilot whale Atlantic Ocean and Indo-P 610 TL
Globicephala melas Long-finned pilot whale Northeast Atlantic, Atlan 670 TL
Grampus griseus Risso's dolphin Atlantic, the Mediterrane 380 TL
Lagenodelphis hosei Fraser's dolphin Atlantic Ocean and Indo-P 270 TL
Lagenorhynchus acutus Atlantic white-sided dolphin Atlantic Ocean. Temperat 280 TL
Lagenorhynchus albirostris White-beaked dolphin Atlantic and Arctic Ocean 320 TL
Lagenorhynchus australis Peale's dolphin Southeast Pacific and Sou 216 TL
Lagenorhynchus cruciger Hourglass dolphin Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc 183 TL
Lagenorhynchus obliquidens Pacific white-sided dolphin Pacific Ocean. 250 TL
Lagenorhynchus obscurus Dusky dolphin Atlantic Ocean, Indo-Paci 210 TL
Lissodelphis borealis Northern right whale dolphin Pacific Ocean 310 TL
Lissodelphis peronii Southern right whale dolphin Atlantic Ocean, Indo-Paci 300 TL
Orcaella brevirostris Irrawaddy dolphin Indo-Pacific and Asia Inl 275 TL
Orcaella heinsohni Australian snubfin dolphin Indo-Pacific 270 TL
Orcinus orca Killer whale Circumglobal. Climate 980 TL
Peponocephala electra Melon-headed whale Atlantic Ocean and Indo-P 275 TL
Pseudorca crassidens False killer whale Atlantic Ocean, Mediterra 600 TL
Sotalia fluviatilis Tucuxi Western Atlantic, Southea 210 TL
Sotalia guianensis Western Atlantic
Sousa chinensis Pacific humpback dolphin Indo-West Pacific. [east 320 TL
Sousa plumbea Indo-West Pacific, Southe
Sousa sahulensis Australian humpback dolphin Eastern Indian Ocean
Sousa teuszii Atlantic hump-backed dolphin Eastern Atlantic. 280 TL
Stenella attenuata Pantropical spotted dolphin Atlantic Ocean and Indo-P 260 TL
Stenella clymene Clymene dolphin Atlantic Ocean. Tropical 200 TL
Stenella coeruleoalba Striped dolphin Circumglobal. Tropical a 260 TL
Stenella frontalis Atlantic spotted dolphin Atlantic Ocean. Tropical 230 TL
Stenella longirostris Spinner dolphin Atlantic Ocean and Indo-P 240 TL
Steno bredanensis Rough-toothed dolphin Atlantic, the Mediterrane 280 TL
Tursiops aduncus Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin Indian Ocean and Western 270 BL
Tursiops australis Burrunan dolphin Indo-West Pacific
Tursiops truncatus Bottlenose dolphin Atlantic Ocean, Indo-Paci 380 TL

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