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What is the classification for a dolphin?
Is dolphin a genus?
Of the nearly 40 species of dolphins in the Delphinidae, 6 are commonly called whales, including the killer whale and the pilot whales. The name dolphin is also applied to members of the fish genus Coryphaena (family Coryphaenidae).
What is the family of a dolphin?
The scientific order, called Cetacea, includes dolphins, whales, and porpoises. The dolphin family Delphinidae has 36 species in all. It can get confusing at times, because some members of the dolphin family have the word whale in their common name.
What are the 7 levels of classification of a dolphin?
Kingdom: Animalia. Spinner dolphins are classified under Animalia because they are multi-cellular and heterotrophic; meaning that they rely on other organisms for food.
What is another name for a dolphin?
What is another word for dolphin?
Do dolphins love humans?
The science makes one fact undeniably clear: wild dolphins of some species are noted for seeking out social encounters with humans. One might go so far as to say it constitutes irrefutable evidence: apparently wild dolphins can have an affinity for humans.
Do dolphins like humans?
What is the most popular dolphin?
The bottlenose is the perhaps the most familiar dolphin species due to its adaptability to captive life (and consequent ubiquity in marine parks).
What is the closest relative to a dolphin?
The closest living relatives of dolphins today are the even toed ungulates such as camels and cows with the humble hippopotamus being the closest living relative. The origin of dolphins and the origin of whales in general is the subject of much debate.
Which would be the best classification group for a dolphin?
- CLASS: Mammalia.
- ORDER: Cetacea.
- SUBORDER: Odontoceti.
- FAMILY: Delphinidae.
- GENUS: Tursiops.
- SPECIES: truncatus.
What is a group of dolphins called?
Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) are very social animals, and often travel and hunt in groups called pods. The most common is a nursery group of 5-20 dolphins made up of females and their calves—although occasionally they will gather in groups (with males) of 1,000 or more.
What is a female dolphin called?
Although they’re commonly referred to as “cuties” by all who adore them, baby bottlenose dolphins are actually called “calves.” Male dolphins are called “bulls,” females are called “cows,” and a group is a “pod.”