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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetacea
Family: Delphinidae


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Family Delphinidae


Atlantic Spotted Dolphin
Killer Whale


The Delphinidae family is the largest family of cetaceans. It is composed of the killer whale, the pilot whale, and various dolphin species. Members of this family are found in seas all over the world and are usually in the shallower water. They do not make the long, prolonged dives that some other cetaceans do. They are fast, acrobatic swimmers and have a slim, streamlined body shaped that aids their swimming. They use echolocation to find preyWhat does prey mean? and navigate and it is possible that they use high-intensity sound to stun their prey. Most Delphinids are very social and live in groups. They cooperate with each other and seem to aid each other when possible. They are highly intelligent and adapt quickly to new situations.
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