-Kingdom Animlia: They are all multicellular,they reproduce sexually, and they lack a cell wall.
-Phylum Chordata: These animals have a hollow nerve cord and a complete digestive system.
-Subphylum Vertebrata: They control there movements by moving their muscles and they have a digestive system including a liver and pancreas.
-Class Mammalia: They all have hair at some point in there lives many have it their whole lives and even dolphins have hair at some point in their lives.
-Order Cetacea: They have no claws,they mostly have a hairless body and they have a blowhole on the top of their head.
-Family Delphinidae: The males are normally bigger than the females, these animals have a high social level and they can live in groups of more than 100,000 individuals.
-Genus Tursiops: This genus only includes the Bottlenose Dolphin.
-Species: Tursiops truncatus
-Length: They can get to the length of just over 13 feet and that would be 4 meters
-Weight: The bottlenosed dolphin weighs about 660 pounds and that is about 300 kilograms
-Color: They are usually black and light grey and there bellies are white and sometimes pink.
-Natural range: Bottlenose dolphins are found in the tropical and warm tempatures
-Diet: Many bottlenose dolphins feed individually and their teeth are used to get their food not to chew they normally swallow their prey whole not by chewing it.
Bottlenose dolphins that are inshore feed on fish and invertebrates near the shore line.
Dolphins that live in the deep water feed on squid and pelagic fish.
-Habitat Description:The bottlenosed dolphin can be found anywhere but polar waters
the bottlenose dolphins that live in the deep water have to come up to the surface breath every 1 to 2 minutes. They can be found in bays, open shorelines, and many more places
The tempature where they live is around 60 and they mostly live in oceans, seas, or other bodies of salt water.
-Predators: Their most common predator would be larger sharks these sharks could include bull sharks, tiger sharks, and also dusky sharks are their most common prey
Bottlenose dolphin habitat
The Bottlenose Dolphin lives in clear and swampy like waters.
The Bottlenose dolphin jumps for enjoyment and also to dive down far into the water.
Natural Range Map
This map shows the natural range of where the Bottlenose dolphin lives.
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