Types of Dolphins

Here is a list of Dolphin species:

    Suborder Odontoceti, toothed whales
      Family Delphinidae, oceanic Dolphins
        Genus Sotalia
      • Tucuxi, Sotalia fluviatilis
        Genus Lagenorhyncus
      • Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin, Lagenorhynchus acutus
      • Dusky Dolphin, Lagenorhynchus obscurus
      • Hourglass Dolphin, Lagenorhynchus cruciger
      • Pacific White-Sided Dolphin, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens
      • Peale's Dolphin, Lagenorhynchus australis
      • White-Beaked Dolphin, Lagenorhynchus albirostris
        Genus Orcaella
      • Australian Snubfin Dolphin, Orcaella heinsohni
      • Irrawaddy Dolphin, Orcaella brevirostris
        Genus Peponocephalia
      • Melon-headed Whale, Peponocephalia electra
        Genus Orcinus
      • Killer Whale, Orcinus orca
        Genus Feresa
      • Pygmy Killer Whale, Feresa attenuata
        Genus Pseudorca
      • False Killer Whale, Pseudorca crassidens
        Genus Globicephala
      • Long-finned Pilot Whale, Globicephala melas
      • Short-finned Pilot Whale, Globicephala macrorhynchus
        Family Platanistoidea, River Dolphins
          Genus Inia
        • Boto (Amazon River Dolphin), Inia geoffrensis
          Genus Lipotes
        • Chinese River Dolphin (Baiji), Lipotes vexillife
          Genus Platanista
        • Ganges River Dolphin, Platanista gangetica
        • Indus River Dolphin, Platanista minor
          Genus Pontoporia
        • La Plata Dolphin (Franciscana), Pontoporia blainvillei

    Six animals in the family Delphinidae are commonly called "whales" but are strictly speaking dolphins. They are sometimes called "blackfish":

    • Melon-headed Whale, Peponocephalia electra
    • Killer Whale, Orcinus orca
    • Pygmy Killer Whale, Feresa attenuata
    • False Killer Whale, Psudoorca crassidens
    • Long-finned Pilot Whale, Globicephala melas
    • Short-finned Pilot Whale, Globicephala macrorhynchus