Family: Delphinidae (dolphins, pilot whales, killer whales and false killer whales)

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Species indigenous to southern Africa

Grampus griseus (Risso's dolphin)

Globicephala macrorhynchus (Short-finned pilot whale)

 

Globicephala melas (Long-finned pilot whale)

Orcinus orca (Killer whale)

Feresa attenuata (Pygmy killer whale)

 

Pseudorca crassidens  (False killer whale)

Steno bredanensis (Rough-toothed  dolphin)

Delphinus capensis (Long-beaked common dolphin)

Delphinus delphis (Short-beaked common dolphin)

Stenella longirostris (Spinner dolphin)

Stenella coeruleoalba (Striped dolphin)

 

Stenella attenuata (Pantropical spotted dolphin)

Sousa chinensis (Humpback dolphin)

Tursiops truncatus (Bottlenose dolphin)

Tursiops aduncus (Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphin)

 

Lissodelphis peronii (Southern right whale dolphin)

Lagenodelphis hosei (Fraser's Dolphin)

 

Peponocephala electra  (Melon-headed whale)

 

Lagenorhynchus obscurus (Dusky dolphin)

Cephalorhynchus heavisidii (Heaviside's Dolphin)


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