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delphinoid

(ˈdɛlfɪˌnɔɪd) zoology
n
a member of the genus Delphinoidea, of which dolphins and seals are members
adj
of or relating to the genus Delphinoidea
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Striped dolphin Sterzella coeruleoalba Pacific white-sided dolphin Lagenorhynchus obliquidens Northern right whale dolphin Lissodelphis borealis Unidentified delphinoid Large delphinids Bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus Risso's dolphin Grampus griseus Short-finned pilot whale Glohiceplzalus macrorhynchus Dall's porpoise Phocoenoides dalli Small whales Small beaked whales Mesoplodon spp.
Delphinoids (Delphinidae and Phocoenidae), the most abundant group, numbered ~540,000 individuals.
If probable species identifications were not available, species were classified as unidentified delphinoids, small whales, beaked whales, rorqual whales, or large whales.
Unidentified delphinoids were pooled with all delphinids; unidentified small whales were pooled with Ziphius, Mesoplodon and Kogia spp.; unidentified rorquals were pooled with all rorqual species; and unidentified large whales were pooled with rorquals and sperm whales.