Toothed whales

Toothed whales

Order : Cetacea
Suborder : Odontoceti


Facts about the suborder Cetacea, the toothed whales

What truly sets baleen whales apart from the toothed whales is their baleen plates, which they use like filters to strain their food from the water.

A branch of the Odontoceti is the beaked whales, these whales have from only a few sets to 2 pairs of teeth, their function is basically unknown.

A notable feature of the toothed whales is a great rounded forehead called a ''melon".

Most toothed whales are small dolphins and porpoise, however there are a few large toothed whales such as the killer whale and the mighty sperm whale, which grows to 60 feet (18.

Most toothed whales are smaller than baleen whales.

Odontoceti is the name given to the whales with teeth.

Strap-Toothed Whales are a little known species whose teeth grow up and over the upper jaw!

The distinguishing feature between this suborder and the toothed whales is that baleen whales have baleen plates instead of teeth in the upper jaw, which enables them to filter food from water.

The gestation period for most toothed whales is between ten and twelve months.

The largest of the toothed whales is the Sperm whale.

The Odontoceti is a group of marine mammals known as toothed whales.

The question of whether archaeocetes gave rise to the two existing suborders, Mysticete and Odontoceti, is still a matter of controversy.

The text in the above article about Odontoceti is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License 1.

There are many more types of toothed whale that there are of baleen whale, the general theory for why this might be is; toothed whales are smaller than baleen whales are and also dispersed all over the ocean where as the baleen whales tend to be found in specific areas.

Toothed whales are hunters.

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What kinds of toothed whales are there?

Toothed whales are usually smaller than the baleen whales. (Full text)

The scientist name for toothed whales is Odontoceti. (Full text)

One of the smallest toothed whales is Hector's dolphin, about 1. (Full text)

Some toothed whales are: Sperm, Bottlenose, Orca, Pilot, Narwhal, Beluga, Dolphins and Porpoises. (Full text)

The smallest Odontoceti is the species known as Commerson's Dolphin. (Full text)

Main Entry: odontoceti odontoceti is one of more than 1,000,000 entries available at Merriam-WebsterUnabridged. (Full text)

Apart from these natural enemies, the biggest killers of toothed whales are people. (Full text)

The only other real predator of most toothed whales is itself a member of the group - the killer whale or 'orca'. (Full text)

  Toothed whales are predators. (Full text)

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