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South Atlantic Ocean animal life

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Some of the animal life found in the South Atlantic Ocean includes:

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.
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.
Peale’s Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus australis)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Delphinidae GENUS: Lagenorhynchus SPECIES: australis TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or 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.
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.
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.
Dusky Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Delphinidae GENUS: Lagenorhynchus SPECIES: obscurus TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heaviside’s Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Delphinidae GENUS: Cephalorhynchus SPECIES: heavisidii TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or 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.
Atlantic Humpbacked Dolphin (Sousa teuszii)Read more.
The Atlantic Humpback Dolphin is endemic to the eastern tropical Atlantic, where it is limited to coastal and inshore waters 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.
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.
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.
South American Sea Lion (Otaria flavescens)Read more.
The South American Sea Lion is the most abundant marine mammal occurring along the southern part of South America (Cappozzo 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.
Clymene Dolphin (Stenella clymene)Read more.
Clymene dolphins, sometimes known as the “short-snouted spinner dolphin,” are relatively small delphinids. In 1981, Clymene dolphins were separated from Read more.
La Plata Dolphin (Pontoporia blainvillei) aka FranciscanaRead more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Pontoporiidae GENUS: Pontoporia SPECIES: blainvillei TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): baleen FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or BRACKISH: 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.
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.
Northern Bottlenose Whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus)Read more.
Northern bottlenose whales are the largest members of the beaked whale family (Ziphiidae) in the North Atlantic Ocean. As adults, 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.
West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus)Read more.
The West Indian manatee is currently divided into two subspecies: the Florida and Antillean manatees. Florida manatees (T. m. latirostris) are 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.
Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus)Read more.
Atlantic white-sided dolphins have a robust body, short beak, and a distinct color pattern, including a bi-colored beak. Their back, Read more.
South American Fur Seal (Arctocephalus australis)Read more.
South American Fur Seals are sexually dimorphic. Adult males are approximately 1.3 times longer and 3.3 times heavier than adult 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Southern Right Whale Dolphin (Lissodelphis peronii)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Delphinidae GENUS: Lissodelphis SPECIES: peronii TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or Read more.
Gervais’ Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon europaeus)Read more.
Gervais’ beaked whales, sometimes called the “Antillean” or “Gulf Stream beaked whale,” are little known members of the beaked whale 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.
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.
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.
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.
West African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Sirenia FAMILY: Trichechidae GENUS: Trichechus SPECIES: senegalensis TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or 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.
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.
Burmeister’s Porpoise (Phocoena spinipinnis)Read more.
PHYLUM: Chordata CLASS: Mammalia ORDER: Cetacea FAMILY: Phocenidae GENUS: Phocoena SPECIES: spinipinnis TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or 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.
South Atlantic Ocean animal lifeRead more.
Some of the animal life found in the South Atlantic Ocean includes: -TSF- 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.
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.

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