11 Differences between Dolphins and Porpoises

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Many people confuse dolphins and porpoises but there are some important differences. All about dolphins: http://www.dolphins-world.com/ and the Portal of Life on Earth: http://bioexpedition.com/

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11 Differences between Dolphins and Porpoises

  1. 1. 11 Differences between Dolphins and Porpoises www.dolphins-world.com
  2. 2. Manypeople confuse Dolphins and porpoises, although they both belong to the order Cetacea and suborder Odontoceti there are some important differences. www.dolphins-world.com
  3. 3. 1 There are 6 species of Porpoises and 41 species of Dolphins. www.dolphins-world.com
  4. 4. 2 Do lph in Po rpo ise Dolphins have longer snouts and bigger mouths than porpoises. www.dolphins-world.com
  5. 5. www.dolphins-world.com Porpoiseshave spade-shaped teeth While have dolphins conical-shaped teeth.
  6. 6. Porpoise Dolphin Dolphins have hooked or curved dorsal fins, while porpoises have triangular dorsal fins. www.dolphins-world.com 4
  7. 7. 5 www.dolphins-world.com Their bodies different. are The dolphin body is l o n g e r and thinner While the porpoise body is more compact and portly.
  8. 8. Dolphins have a round and visible "melon" in the forehead while the porpoise melon is not visible. www.dolphins-world.com 6
  9. 9. 7 www.dolphins-world.com Some species porpoises of Have tubercles or small bumps.
  10. 10. 8 Dolphins tend to be more acrobatic and less sexually aggressive than porpoises. www.dolphins-world.com
  11. 11. 9 www.dolphins-world.com Porpoises do not fit easily in captivity or tank life. Dolphins to adapt to have proven to be able those places.
  12. 12. 10 www.dolphins-world.com Dolphins are easier to train than porpoises.
  13. 13. 11 more communicative than Dolphins are porpoises. www.dolphins-world.com
  14. 14. However, both species have proved to be very intelligent. www.dolphins-world.com
  15. 15. Information National Ocean Service. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) World Wildlife Fund. (WWF) Wikipedia
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