- Domain Eukarota: The four kingdoms that fit into this group are Prostista, Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia. Every animal is apart of this Domain. Single or multicellular. All cells have a nucleus.
- Kingdom Animalia: All animals are apart of the Kingdom Animalia. Doesn't contain prokaryotes or protists. All are multicellular, lack cell walls and are heterotrophs.
- Phylum Chordata: Organisms that have a structure called a notochord. Phylum Chordata has bilateral symmetry and are chordates.
- Subphylum Vertebrata: Vertebrates that share a vertebral column. Some characteristics are shared by some or all vertebrates.
- Class Mammalia: Includes about 5,000 species places in 26 orders.
- Order Cetacea: All cetaceans share a number of similarities.
- Family Delphinidae: Delphinds are found in oceans and seas and some river systems. They are fast swimmers and use high-intensity sound to shock their prey.
- Genus Tursiops: Bottlenosed dolphin
Baby and Mom Dolphin
Baby and Mom dolphins stay close together as the baby is young.
Some scientists think that dolphins jump to save energy while traveling through the air.
This map shows where the bottlenosed dolphin can be located.
Weight: The average weight of a bottlenosed dolphin is 881.06 lb.
Color: Bottlenosed dolphins are usually colored in some mixture of black, white, and gray.
Diet: The primary diet of a bottlenosed dolphin is mostly fish.
Predators: Mostly a bottlenosed dolphinsonly predators is a shark. Some types of mostly dolphin eating sharks are the bull sharks, tiger sharks, and dusky sharks.
Natural Range: Bottlenosed dolphins are found everywhere except polar waters.
Habitat Description: The dolphins habitat is in waters. It is usually found in deep waters and not too cold of water.
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