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Indian Ocean animal life

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Some of the animal life found in the Indian Ocean includes:

Brown Fur Seal (Arctocephalus pusillus) aka South African Fur Seal or Australian Fur SealRead more.
Afro-Australian Fur Seals are the largest of all Fur Seals. Mean asymptotic mass and length of males is 229 kg Read more.
Gray’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon grayi)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Mesoplodon SPECIES: grayi TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or Read more.
Dwarf Sperm Whale (Kogia sima)Read more.
Dwarf sperm whales are in the family Kogiidae. They can reach lengths of up to about 9 feet (2.7 m) and Read more.
Ginkgo-Toothed Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon ginkgodens)Read more.
  PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Mesoplodon SPECIES: ginkgodens TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER Read more.
Blainville’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon densirostris)Read more.
Blainville’s beaked whales, sometimes known as the “dense-beaked whale,” are little known members of the beaked whale family (Ziphiidae). As Read more.
Fraser’s Dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei)Read more.
Fraser’s dolphins are members of the delphinid family. They are about 6-9 feet (2-2.7 m) long and weigh 350-450 pounds (160-210 kg). Read more.
Pygmy Sperm Whale (Kogia breviceps)Read more.
Pygmy sperm whales are small members of the toothed whale group, and one of two species in the family Kogiidae. Read more.
Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus)Read more.
Fin whales are the second-largest species of whale, with a maximum length of about 75 feet (22 m) in the Northern Hemisphere, Read more.
Hector’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon hectori)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Mesoplodon SPECIES: hectori TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or Read more.
Pygmy Killer Whale (Feresa attenuata)Read more.
Pygmy killer whales are small members of the dolphin group. They can reach a length of 8.5 feet (2.6 m) and weight Read more.
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata)Read more.
Like other dolphins of the genus Stenella, these are relatively small dolphins, reaching lengths of 6 to 7 feet (2 m) and Read more.
Andrew’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon bowdoini)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Mesoplodon SPECIES: bowdoini TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or Read more.
Irrawaddy Dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) aka Snubfin DolphinRead more.
  PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Delphinidae GENUS: Orcaella SPECIES: brevirostris TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER Read more.
Short-Finned Pilot Whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus)Read more.
Short-finned pilot whales are larger members of the dolphin group reaching average lengths of 12 feet (3.7 m) for females and 18 feet Read more.
Dugong (Dugong dugon)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Sirenia FAMILY: Dugongidae GENUS: Dugong SPECIES: dugon TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or Read more.
Long-Finned Pilot Whale (Globicephala melas)Read more.
Long-finned pilot whales are one of the largest members of the dolphin family. Males can reach lengths of about 25 feet Read more.
Australian Sea Lion (Neophoca cinerea)Read more.
  The Australian Sea-lion has a blunt snout, with small tightly rolled external ears. Males have dark blackish to chocolate Read more.
Risso’s Dolphin (Grampus griseus)Read more.
Risso’s dolphins, sometimes called “gray dolphins,” have a robust body with a narrow tailstock. These medium sized cetaceans can reach Read more.
Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)Read more.
Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) are the largest of the odontocetes (toothed whales) and the most sexually dimorphic cetaceans, with males Read more.
Longman’s Beaked Whale (Indopacetus pacificus)Read more.
Longman’s beaked whales, sometimes known as “tropical bottlenose” or “Indo-Pacific beaked whales,” are one of the rarest and least known Read more.
Tasman Beaked Whale (Tasmacetus shepherdi) aka Shepherd’s Beaked WhaleRead more.
  PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Tasmacetus SPECIES: shepherdi TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER Read more.
Sei Whale (Balaenoptera borealis)Read more.
Sei whales (pronounced “say” or “sigh”) are members of the baleen whale family and are considered one of the “great Read more.
Indo-Pacific Humpbacked Dolphin (Sousa chinensis)Read more.
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Cetacea Family: Delphinidae Genus: Sousa Species: chinensis TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, Read more.
Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)Read more.
Killer whales most widely distributed marine mammals, found in all parts of the oceans; most abundant in colder waters, including Read more.
Long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis)Read more.
Long-beaked common dolphins are relatively small dolphins that can reach lengths of 6-8.5 ft (1.9-2.6 m) and weigh 160-500 lbs Read more.
Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus)Read more.
Blue whales are baleen whales and are found worldwide. Blue whales in the Northern Hemisphere are generally smaller than those Read more.
Bryde’s Whale (Balaenoptera edeni)Read more.
Bryde’s (pronounced “broodus”) whales are members of the baleen whale family and are considered one of the “great whales” or Read more.
Pygmy Right Whale (Caperea marginata)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Neobalaenidae GENUS: Caperea SPECIES: marginata TOOTHED or  BALEEN: baleen FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or BRACKISH: Read more.
Melon-Headed Whale (Peponocephala electra)Read more.
Melon-headed whales are small members of the dolphin group. They can reach a length of 9 feet (2.7 m) and weight of Read more.
Striped Dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba)Read more.
Striped dolphins are some of the most abundant and widespread dolphins in the world. These dolphins can reach lengths of Read more.
Southern Bottlenose Whale (Hyperoodon planifrons)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Hyperoodon SPECIES: planifrons TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or Read more.
Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)Read more.
The bottlenose dolphin is one of the most well known species of marine mammals. They have a robust body and Read more.
Finless Porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides)Read more.
  PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Phocenidae GENUS: Neophocaena SPECIES: phocaenoides TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER Read more.
Indian Ocean animal lifeRead more.
Some of the animal life found in the Indian Ocean includes: -TSF- Read more.
Rough-Toothed Dolphin (Steno bredanensis)Read more.
Rough-toothed dolphins are small members of the dolphin group that can grow up to 8.5 feet (2.6 m) long and about 350 Read more.
Humpback Whale (Megeptera novaeangliae)Read more.
Humpback whales are well known for their long “pectoral” fins, which can be up to 15 feet (4.6 m) in length. Their Read more.
Cuvier’s Beaked Whale (Ziphius cavirostris)Read more.
Cuvier’s beaked whales, sometimes called “goose-beaked whales,” are members of the beaked whale family (Ziphiidae). They can reach lengths of Read more.
False Killer Whale (Pseudorca crassidens)Read more.
False killer whales are large members of the dolphin family. Females reach lengths of 15 feet (4.5 m), while males are almost Read more.
Arnoux’s Beaked Whale (Berardius arnuxii)Read more.
  Baird’s beaked whales, sometimes called “giant bottlenose whales,” are the largest members of the beaked whale family (Ziphiidae). Females Read more.
True’s Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon mirus)Read more.
True’s beaked whales have a relatively small to medium-sized body with a moderately short beak, as well as a rounded Read more.
Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris)Read more.
Subspecies of the spinner dolphin include: Eastern spinner (Stenella longirostris orientalis) Central American spinner (Stenella longirostris centroamericanus) “Whitebelly” spinner (Stenella Read more.
Straptoothed Whale (Mesoplodon layardii) aka Layard’s beaked whaleRead more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Mesoplodon SPECIES: layardii TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or Read more.
Short-Beaked Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis)Read more.
Short-beaked common dolphins are small dolphins under 9 feet (2.7 m) long and weigh about 440 pounds (200 kg). As adults, males Read more.
Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis)Read more.
Southern right whales are large “baleen” whales. Adults are generally between 45 and 55 feet (12.5-15.5 m) in length and can Read more.
Spectacled Porpoise (Phocoena dioptrica)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Phocenidae GENUS: Phocoena SPECIES: dioptrica TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or Read more.

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