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Stenella longirostris (Spinner dolphin)

long-beaked dolphin, long-snouted dolphin, long-snouted spinner dolphin, small-headed dolphin, spinner porpoise, spinning porpoise, spinning dolphin, spinner, Gray's spinner dolphin [English]; toldolfyn [Afrikaans]; dauphin ventre rose [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 longirostris (Spinner dolphin)

Spinner dolphins, Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii.. [photo Jim Scarff ]