Unformatted text preview: shallower seas of the continental shelves. The Delphinidae are the most diverse of the cetacean families, with numerous variations between species. They range in size from 1.2 meters and 40 up to 7 meters and 4.5 tones (the Orca). Most species weigh between about 50 and about 200 kg. They typically have a curved dorsal fin, a clear 'beak' at the front of the head, and a forehead. They have a wide range of colors and patterns. Most delphinids primarily eat fish, along with a smaller number of squid and small crustaceans, but some species specialize in eating squid, or, in the case of the Orca, also eat marine mammals. All delphinids are carnivores....
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- Spring '08
- Dolphin, Cetacea, taxon family Delphinidae