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The Dolphin is in the family of the marine mammals (ceteceans).

It has a long grey body and a long tail. It has a fin on the back. It has small teeth and two small round eyes. It has one flipper on each side of its body.

Scientific denomination and classification[edit | edit source]

Dolphins are predators and hunt their prey in speed.The teeth is for the animals that hunt, the dolphin hunts mainly fish.

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Diet[edit | edit source]

Dolphins are carnivores; they eat fish and calamari. Dolphins have 100 teeth. The fish do not chew them but they swallow them directly.

Habitat[edit | edit source]

The dolphin that lives in the ocean is called Delphinidae, the one that lives in the rivers is called Platanistoidea.

Evolution[edit | edit source]

Nearly 40 species of dolphins divided into 17 genera have been discovered. They range in size from 1.2 m and 40 kg to 9.5 m and 6 tonnes. Most species weigh from 50 to 200 kg.

In art[edit | edit source]

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