Checklist of Whales and Dolphins of the World


Common Name Scientific Name Family
Indus Susu Platanista minor Platanistidae
Ganges Susu Platanista gangetica Platanistidae
Franciscana Pontoporia blainvillei Pontoporidae
Boutu Inia geoffrensis Iniidae
Baiji Lipotes vexillifer Lipotidae
Irrawaddy Dolphin Orcaella brevirostris Monodontidae
Beluga Delphinapterus leucas Monodontidae
Narwhal Monodon monocerus Monodontidae
Spectacled Porpoise Australophocoena dioptrica Phocoenidae
Dall's Porpoise Phocoenoides dalli Phocoenidae
Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena Phocoenidae
Cochito Phocoena sinus Phocoenidae
Burmeister's Porpoise Phocoena spinipinnis Phocoenidae
Finless Porpoise Neophocaena phocaenoides Phocoenidae
Rough-toothed Dolphin Steno bredanensis Delphinidae
Tucuxi Sotalia fluviatilis Delphinidae
Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin Sousa chinensis Delphinidae
Atlantic Humpback Dolphin Sousa teuszii Delphinidae
White-beaked Dolphin Lagenorhynchus albirostris Delphinidae
Atlantic White-sided Dolphin Lagenorhynchus acutus Delphinidae
Dusky Dolphin Lagenorhynchus obscurus Delphinidae
Pacific White-sided Dolphin Lagenorhynchus obliquidens Delphinidae
Hourglass Dolphin Lagenorhynchus cruciger Delphinidae
Peale's Dolphin Lagenorhynchus australis Delphinidae
Fraser's Dolphin Lagenodelphis hosei Delphinidae
Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis Delphinidae
Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops truncatus Delphinidae
Spotted Dolphin Stenella attenuata Delphinidae
Spotted Dolphin Stenella plagiodon Delphinidae
Spotted Dolphin Stenella frontalis Delphinidae
Spotted Dolphin Stenella dubia Delphinidae
Striped Dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba Delphinidae
Long-snouted Spinner Dolphin Stenella longirostris Delphinidae
Short-snouted Spinner Dolphin Stenella clymene Delphinidae
Southern Right Whale Dolphin Lissodelphis peronii Delphinidae
Northern Right Whale Dolphin Lissodelphis borealis Delphinidae
Heaviside's Dolphin Cephalorhynchus heavisidii Delphinidae
Hector's Dolphin Cephalorhynchus hectori Delphinidae
Black Dolphin Cephalorhynchus eutropia Delphinidae
Commerson's Dolphin Cephalorhynchus commersonii Delphinidae
Electra Dolphin Peponocephala electra Delphinidae
Pigmy Killer Whale Feresa attenuata Delphinidae
False Killer Whale Pseudorca crassidens Delphinidae
Killer Whale Orcinus orca Delphinidae
Risso's Dolphin Grampus griseus Delphinidae
Long-finned Pilot Whale Globicephala melaena Delphinidae
Short-finned Pilot Whale Globicephala macrorhynchus Delphinidae
Baird's Beaked Whale Berardius bairdii Ziphiidae
Arnoux's Beaked Whale Berardius arnuxii Ziphiidae
Northern Bottlenose Whale Hyperoodon ampullatus Ziphiidae
Southern Bottlenose Whale Hyperoodon planifrons Ziphiidae
Cuvier's Beaked Whale Ziphius cavirostris Ziphiidae
Tasman Beaked Whale Tasmacetus sheperdi Ziphiidae
Blainville's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon densirostris Ziphiidae
Sowerby's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon bidens Ziphiidae
Gervais' Beaked Whale Mesoplodon europaeus Ziphiidae
True's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon mirus Ziphiidae
Strap-toothed Whale Mesoplodon layardii Ziphiidae
Gray's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon grayi Ziphiidae
Andrew's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon bowdoini Ziphiidae
Hector's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon pacificus Ziphiidae
Gingko-toothed Beaked Whale Mesoplodon ginkodens Ziphiidae
Stejneger's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon stejnegeri Ziphiidae
Hubb's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon carlhubsi Ziphiidae
Pygmy Sperm Whale Kogia breviceps Kogiidae
Dwarf Sperm Whale Kogia simus Kogiidae
Sperm Whale Physeter catadon Physeteridae
Greenland Right Whale Balaena mysticetus Balaenidae
Black Right Whale Balaena glacialis Balaenidae
Pigmy Right Whale Caperea marginata Neobalaenidae
Grey Whale Eschrictus robustus Eschrictiidae
Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae Balaenopteridae
Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus Balaenopteridae
Fin Whale Balaenoptera physalus Balaenopteridae
Sei Whale Balaenoptera borealis Balaenopteridae
Bryde's Whale Balaenoptera edeni Balaenopteridae
Minke Whale Balaenoptera acutorostrata Balaenopteridae


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