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Indian Ocean animal life

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

Pygmy Sperm Whale (Kogia breviceps)Read more.
Pygmy sperm whales are small members of the toothed whale group, and one of two [...] Read more.
Pygmy Killer Whale (Feresa attenuata)Read more.
Pygmy killer whales are small members of the dolphin group. They can reach a length [...] Read more.
Leith’s Softshell Turtle (Aspideretes leithii)Read more.
  Taxonomy Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Trionychidae Genus: Aspideretes Species: leithii Description Leith’s softshell [...] 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 [...] 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). [...] 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 [...] Read more.
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata)Read more.
Like other dolphins of the genus Stenella, these are relatively small dolphins, reaching lengths of [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] Read more.
Australian Sea Lion (Neophoca cinerea)Read more.
  The Australian Sea-lion has a blunt snout, with small tightly rolled external ears. Males [...] Read more.
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 [...] Read more.
Dugong (Dugong dugon)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Sirenia FAMILY: Dugongidae GENUS: Dugong SPECIES: dugon TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS [...] Read more.
Painted Terrapin (Batagur borneoensis)Read more.
Taxonomy Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Geoemydidae Genus: Batagur Species: borneoensis Description Female painted terrapins [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] Read more.
Dwarf Sperm Whale (Kogia sima)Read more.
Dwarf sperm whales are in the family Kogiidae. They can reach lengths of up to [...] 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 [...] Read more.
Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris)Read more.
Subspecies of the spinner dolphin include: Eastern spinner (Stenella longirostris orientalis) Central American spinner (Stenella [...] Read more.
Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis)Read more.
Southern right whales are large “baleen” whales. Adults are generally between 45 and 55 feet [...] Read more.
Pygmy Right Whale (Caperea marginata)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Neobalaenidae GENUS: Caperea SPECIES: marginata TOOTHED or  BALEEN: [...] Read more.
Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)Read more.
The bottlenose dolphin is one of the most well known species of marine mammals. They [...] 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 [...] Read more.
Ginkgo-Toothed Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon ginkgodens)Read more.
  PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Mesoplodon SPECIES: ginkgodens TOOTHED 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 [...] Read more.
Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)Read more.
Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) are the largest of the odontocetes (toothed whales) and the most [...] 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 [...] Read more.
Striped Dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba)Read more.
Striped dolphins are some of the most abundant and widespread dolphins in the world. These [...] 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 [...] Read more.
Humpback Whale (Megeptera novaeangliae)Read more.
Humpback whales are well known for their long “pectoral” fins, which can be up to [...] 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 [...] Read more.
Roti Island Snake-necked Turtle (Chelodina mccordi)Read more.
Taxonomy Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Chelidae Genus: Chelodina Species: mccordi Description The Roti Island [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] Read more.
Indian Ocean animal lifeRead more.
Go directly to other pages that share the animals found in those oceans: North Pacific [...] 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 [...] Read more.
Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus)Read more.
Blue whales are baleen whales and are found worldwide. Blue whales in the Northern Hemisphere [...] 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 [...] 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, [...] Read more.
Spectacled Porpoise (Phocoena dioptrica)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Phocenidae GENUS: Phocoena SPECIES: dioptrica TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS [...] Read more.
Finless Porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides)Read more.
  PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Phocenidae GENUS: Neophocaena SPECIES: phocaenoides TOOTHED or [...] Read more.
Sei Whale (Balaenoptera borealis)Read more.
Sei whales (pronounced “say” or “sigh”) are members of the baleen whale family and are [...] 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 [...] Read more.
Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)Read more.
Killer whales most widely distributed marine mammals, found in all parts of the oceans; most [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] 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 [...] Read more.
Big-headed Turtle (Platysternon megacephalum)Read more.
Taxonomy Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Family: Platysternidae Genus: Platysternon Species: megacephalum Description The big-headed turtle [...] Read more.
Southern Bottlenose Whale (Hyperoodon planifrons)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Ziphiidae GENUS: Hyperoodon SPECIES: planifrons TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS [...] Read more.

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