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Stenella attenuata (Pantropical spotted dolphin)

spotted dolphin, white-spotted dolphin, spotted porpoise, spotter, sharpbeaked dolphin, narrow-snouted dolphin, slender-beaked dolphin, bridled dolphin, slender dolphin, Cape dolphin [English]; gevlekte dolfyn [Afrikaans]; pfeilschneller Delphin, Schneller Delphin, Schabracken Delphin [German]; dauphin petites pectorales, gamin, dauphin veloce [French]

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Deuterostomia > Chordata > Craniata > Vertebrata (vertebrates)  > Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates) > Teleostomi (teleost fish) > Osteichthyes (bony fish) > Class: Sarcopterygii (lobe-finned fish) > Stegocephalia (terrestrial vertebrates) > Reptiliomorpha > Amniota > Synapsida (mammal-like reptiles) > Therapsida > Theriodontia >  Cynodontia > Mammalia (mammals) > Placentalia (placental mammals) > Laurasiatheria > Ferungulata > Cetartiodactyla (even-toed ungulates and cetaceans) > Whippomorpha > Cetacea (whales, dolphins and porpoises) > Family: Delphinidae

Stenella attenuata (Pantropical spotted dolphin)

Pan-tropical spotted dolphin, Gulf of Mexico. [photo Mike Grimes ]