Dolphins are intelligent, sociable and acrobatic animals. Dolphins belong to the order Cetacea with two main groups; the Ondontoceti (toothed whales) and Mysticeti (baleen whales). Given below are more fun facts about dolphins.


Dolphin Facts for kids


  • Dolphins are toothed whales. The term dolphin is an unspecific term and not referring to one taxonomic class. Oceanic dolphins (Delphinidae), river dolphins (Iniidae) and Indian River dolphins (Platanistidae) are all toothed whales and are commonly referred to as dolphins.


  • Oceanic dolphins are the most diverse group of cetaceans and are named ‘true dolphins’.


  • The Family Delphinidae, the largest subgroup of cetaceans, includes 32 different species.


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