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Delphinidae Gray, 1821

136980  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:136980)

accepted
Family
marine, brackish, fresh
Not documented
Description The family Delphinidae has been called a 'taxonomic trash basket', because many small to medium-sized odontocetes of...  
Description The family Delphinidae has been called a 'taxonomic trash basket', because many small to medium-sized odontocetes of various forms have been lumped together in this group for centuries. Consequentely, the so-called delphinids are diverse in form. They range in size from 1 to 1.88 m dolphins of the genera Sotalia and Cephalorhynchus, to the killer whale, in which males can reach lengths of at least 9.8 m. However, most delphinids share the following characteristics: a marine habitat, a noticeable beak, conical teeth, and a large falcate dorsal fin set near the middle of the back. There are exceptions to everyone of these rules, except the presence of basically conical teeth. <123> [details]
Perrin, W.F. (2021). World Cetacea Database. Delphinidae Gray, 1821. Accessed through: Nozères, C., Kennedy, M.K. (Eds.) (2021) Canadian Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/carms./aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=136980 on 2021-08-03
Nozères, C., Kennedy, M.K. (Eds.) (2021). Canadian Register of Marine Species. Delphinidae Gray, 1821. Accessed at: https://marinespecies.org/carms./aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=136980 on 2021-08-03
Date
action
by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2005-03-29 08:12:19Z
changed
2008-08-20 11:25:36Z
checked
2009-03-09 09:51:41Z
changed

context source (Bermuda) Sterrer, W. (1986). Marine fauna and flora of Bermuda: a systematic guide to the identification of marine organisms. Wiley-Interscience Publication. Wiley, 742 pp [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

basis of record van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 375-376 (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description The family Delphinidae has been called a 'taxonomic trash basket', because many small to medium-sized odontocetes of various forms have been lumped together in this group for centuries. Consequentely, the so-called delphinids are diverse in form. They range in size from 1 to 1.88 m dolphins of the genera Sotalia and Cephalorhynchus, to the killer whale, in which males can reach lengths of at least 9.8 m. However, most delphinids share the following characteristics: a marine habitat, a noticeable beak, conical teeth, and a large falcate dorsal fin set near the middle of the back. There are exceptions to everyone of these rules, except the presence of basically conical teeth. <123> [details]
LanguageName 
Dutch dolfijnen  [details]
English ocean dolphins  [details]
Japanese マイルカ科  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål delfinfamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk delfinfamilien  [details]
Swedish delfiner  [details]
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