Delphinidae


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Delphinidae

[del′fin·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of aquatic mammals in the order Cetacea; includes the dolphins.

Delphinidae

 

a family of mammals of the suborder Odonceti (toothed whales). Delphinoids measure up to 10 m long. Their throats lack grooves (longitudinal pleats), and the caudal fins have a deep indentation on the rear edge. The family Delphinidae comprises 22 genera, which include 50 species. In the USSR, 14 genera (17 species) are found, all belonging to two subfamilies. Delphinapterinae and Delphininae. The former is further subdivided into two genera, that of the belugas and that of the narwhals, consisting of one species each.

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Distribution of Delphinidae (Cetacea) in relation to sea-surface temperatures off eastern and southern New Zealand.
Transmission of lobomycosis among Delphinidae may occur by contact, as suggested by the endemic status of the disease in bottlenose dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon in Florida, USA, and possible transmission from mother to calf in an Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin from the Mayotte Lagoon (5,12).
blainvillei in comparison with larger Delphinidae species are in accordance with the former hypothesis.
The Guiana dolphin, Sotalia guianensis, is a small species of Delphinidae observed in bays, estuaries, and protected coastal waters.
oceanico) en los delfines de la familia Delphinidae y Pontoporia blainvillei (Pontoporiidae), mediante un analisis comparativo morfofuncional.
La tonina overa, Cephalorhynchus commersonii commersonii, pertenece a la familia Delphinidae.
Interacoes coma pesca, mortalidade, idade, reproducao e crescimento de Sotalia guianensis e Pontoporia blainvillei (Cetacea, Delphinidae e Pontoporiidae) no litoral sul do Estado de Sao Paulo e litoral do Estado do Parana, Brasil.
La Familia Delphinidae fue la que mas representantes tuvo durante el periodo de muestreo, con un 97.
Members of the family Delphinidae showed a wide variety of distribution patterns: seven species are widespread throughout the EEZ, four appear to be exclusively pelagic, and two are primarily coastal.