Bottlenose dolphin

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Bottlenose dolphin
Bottlenose Dolphin breaching in the bow wave of a boat
Size comparison against an average human
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetacea
Family: Delphinidae
Genus: Tursiops
Species: T. truncatus
Binomial name
Tursiops truncatus
Montagu, 1821
Bottlenose Dolphin range (in blue)

A bottlenose dolphin is a kind of dolphin. The name "bottlenose" comes from its snout being shaped like a bottle, although its real nose for breathing is just a hole on top of its head. It is very intelligent.Bottlenose dolphins are closely related to the porpoise and are very skilled and accurate hunters. They eat mostly small sized fish and are prey to many animals. Dolphins are beautiful but fierce.