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What is a dolphin scientific name?

Bottlenose dolphin/Scientific names

What phylum do dolphins belong to?


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla

Where does the common dolphin live?

Where They Live. Short-beaked common dolphins prefer warm tropical to cool temperate waters that are primarily offshore. They can be found along the continental slope in waters between 650 to 6,500 feet deep. In the western North Atlantic, they are often associated with the Gulf Stream current.

What is the order of Delphinus?

Even-toed ungulates
Common dolphins/Order

What is the myth behind Delphinus?

Delphinus is associated with two stories from Greek mythology. According to the first Greek god Poseidon wanted to marry Amphitrite, a beautiful nereid. However, wanting to protect her virginity, she fled to the Atlas mountains. Her suitor then sent out several searchers, among them a certain Delphinus.

Are dolphins and porpoise the same?

Dolphins and porpoises differ in their faces, fins, and body shapes. Dolphins have longer noses, bigger mouths, more curved dorsal fins, and longer, leaner bodies than porpoises. The harbor porpoise has small pointed flippers and no beak. The dorsal fin is small and triangle-shaped.

What is the difference in dolphins and porpoises?

The difference between a dolphin and a porpoise has to do with their appearance: dolphins have longer snouts, bigger mouths, more curved dorsal fins, and longer, leaner bodies than porpoises.

What is a dolphins habitat?

They inhabit a wide variety of habitats, including harbors, bays, gulfs, and estuaries, as well as nearshore coastal waters, deeper waters over the continental shelf, and even far offshore in the open ocean.

Is there a yellow dolphin?

Humpback Dolphin These light colored dolphins ranging from yellow to pink to almost white or medium grey are similar to bottlenose dolphins in structure except that they have long, slender beaks and a broad-based dorsal fin that slopes backwards.

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).

Who did Dionysus turn into dolphins?

Amphitrite – Queen of the Sea, carried to Poseidon, her future husband, by Delphinus, after hiding from the god at the Atlas mountains. Dionysus – a similar story to Arion’s ends with Dionysus turning a crew of pirate kidnappers into dolphins, save for one helmsman, who had tried to help Dionysus.