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What is the kingdom of dolphin?
What is the domain of the bottlenose dolphin?
What’s the scientific name for dolphin?
Common dolphins/Scientific names
What is the most populous dolphin?
common bottlenose dolphin
Distribution. The common bottlenose dolphin can be found in the temperate, subtropical and tropical oceans worldwide. The global population has been estimated at 600,000.
Why are they called bottlenose dolphins?
Common bottlenose dolphins get their name from their short, thick snout (or rostrum). They are generally gray in color. They can range from light gray to almost black on top near their dorsal fin and light gray to almost white on their belly.
How many species of dolphins are there in the world?
The term dolphin usually refers to the extant families Delphinidae (the oceanic dolphins), Platanistidae (the Indian river dolphins), named Iniidae (the New World river dolphins), and Pontoporiidae (the brackish dolphins), and the extinct Lipotidae (baiji or Chinese river dolphin). There are 40 extant species named as dolphins.
Which is the best classification of a dolphin?
Here is just a list of some of the other Dolphin categories, “ (Provided and certified by Wikepedia)”. * Indo-Pacific Hump-backed Dolphin, Sousa chinensis. * Chinese White Dolphin (the Chinese variant), Sousa chinensis chinensis. * Atlantic Humpbacked Dolphin, Sousa teuszii.
What kind of dolphin is the Indian river dolphin?
The term dolphin usually refers to the extant families Delphinidae (the oceanic dolphins), Platanistidae (the Indian river dolphins ), named Iniidae (the New World river dolphins), and Pontoporiidae (the brackish dolphins), and the extinct Lipotidae (baiji or Chinese river dolphin).
Where did the name of the Dolphin come from?
Dolphins are among the most intelligent animals and their often-friendly appearance and seemingly playful attitude have made them popular in past and current human culture. Yet where does the scientific name for dolphins come from? The name is originally from Ancient Greek delphís; “dolphin”, which was related to the Greek delphys; “womb”.