bottlenose dolphin
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Order Cetartiodactyla

Family Delphinidae

Genus

Tursiops

Thumbnail Description

They have sharp eyesight but poor sense of smell.

They remain submerge for about 20 minutes.

Size & Weight

Adults:

BODY-LENGTH: 2 and 4 meters (6.6 and 13.1 ft)

WEIGHT: 150 and 650 kilograms (330 and 1,430 lb)

Newborns:

BODY-LENGTH: 0.8–1.4 m (2.6–4.6 ft)

WEIGHT: 9–30 kg (20–66 lb)

Habitat

Temperate seas

Distribution

United States, Australia

Diet

Small fish, crustaceans, squid, tuna, mackerel

Reproduction

Unknown

Mating Period

Unknown

Gestation Period

12 months

Sexual Maturity

(Males) 9 – 14 years

(Females) 5 – 13 years

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

20 – 40 years

Speed

AVERAGE: 5–11 km/h (1.4–3.1 m/s)

TOP SPEED: 29–35 km/h (8.1–9.7 m/s)

Baby Name

Unknown

Home Range

Unknown

Group Name

Pods

Predators

Tiger shark, dusky shark, great white shark, bull shark, killer whale

Sounds

Pulse, whistle, clicks

Group Size

10 – 30 members (1,000 max.)

Behavior

Unknown

Conservation Status

Not Defined

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