Rough-Toothed Dolphin – Steno bredanensis

Rough-Toothed Dolphin species Canary Islands Steno bredanensis Tenerife whales Gran Canaria Fuerteventura Whale watching Lanzarote La Palma Gomera El Hierro Atlantic Ocean Canaries

Rough-Toothed Dolphin – Steno bredanensis The Rough-Toothed Dolphin belongs to the family of dolphins (Delphinidae) and is therefore part of the infraorder of whales (Cetaceans). Steno bredanensis was first described in 1823 by Georges Cuvier. Steno is a monotypic taxon, which means that there is only this one species in the genus. Sitemap1 Description, Anatomy … Read more…

Spinner Dolphin – Stenella longirostris

Spinner Dolphin Species Canary Islands Stenella longirostris Tenerife Gran Canaria Fuerteventura Lanzarote Whale watching La Palma Gomera El Hierro Atlantic Ocean

Spinner Dolphin – Stenella longirostris The Spinner Dolphin, also known as the Long-Snouted Dolphin, belongs to the family of dolphins (Delphinidae) and is therefore part of the infraorder of whales (Cetaceans). Stenella longirostris was first described by Gray in 1828. In addition, four subspecies are distinguished at present: S. l. orientalis, subspecies in the tropical … Read more…

Pygmy Sperm Whale – Kogia breviceps

Pygmy Sperm Whale Species Tenerife Kogia breviceps Canaries Whale watching Canary Islands Gran Canaria Fuerteventura Lanzarote La Palma Gomera El hierro Atlantic Ocean

Pygmy Sperm Whale – Kogia breviceps The Pygmy Sperm Whale belongs to the family of the Sperm Whales and is therefore part of the infraorder of the whales (Cetaceans). Kogia breviceps was first described in 1838 by Blainville. Together with the Dwarf Sperm Whale, it forms the genus of the Dwarf Sperm Whales (Kogia). Sitemap1 … Read more…

Sperm Whale – Physeter macrocephalus

Sperm Whale Species Physeter macrocephalus Tenerife Gran Canaria Fuerteventura Whale watching Lanzarote La Palma Gomera El Hierro Canary Islands Canaries Atlantic Ocean

Sperm Whale – Physeter macrocephalus The Sperm Whale, also known as Cachalot, belongs to the family of the Sperm Whales and is thus part of the infraorder of the whales (Cetaceans). Physeter macrocephalus was first described by Linnaeus in 1758. Sometimes one finds it also under the scientific name Physeter catodon. The genus Physeter is … Read more…

Dwarf Sperm Whale – Kogia sima

Dwarf Sperm Whale species dolphins Canary Isands Kogia sima Whale watching Tenerife Gran Canaria Fuerteventura Lanzarote La Palma Gomera El hierro canaries atlantic ocean

Dwarf Sperm Whale – Kogia sima The Dwarf Sperm Whale belongs to the family of the Sperm Whales and is therefore part of the infraorder of the whales (Cetaceans). Kogia sima was first described by Owen in 1866. In many sources it can be found under the scientific name Kogia simus. However, according to Worms … Read more…

False Killer Whale – Pseudorca crassidens

False Killer Whale species Canary Islands Pseudorca crassidens Tenerife Gran Canaria Fuerteventura Lanzarote La Palma Gomera El Hierro Canaries Dolphins Atlantic Ocean Whale watching

False Killer Whale – Pseudorca crassidens The False Killer Whale belongs to the family of dolphins (Delphinidae) and is therefore part of the infraorder of whales (Cetaceans). Pseudorca crassidens was first described by Owen in 1846. In contrast to the Orca it is only little explored. Sitemap1 Description, Anatomy & Characteristics2 Habitat, Distribution & Occurrence3 … Read more…

Killer Whale or Orca – Orcinus orca

Killer Whale Dolphin species Canary Islands Orcinus orca Tenerife Gran Canaria Whale watching Atlantic Ocean Canaries Fuerteventura Lanzarote La Palma La Gomera El Hierro

Killer Whale or Orca – Orcinus orca The Killer Whale, also known as the Great Killer Whale (to differentiate it from the small killer whale), Orca, actually belongs to the family of dolphins (Delphinidae) and is therefore part of the infraorder of whales (Cetacea). Orcinus orca was first described by Linnaeus in 1758. Although individual … Read more…

Short-Finned Pilot Whale – Globicephala macrorhynchus

Short-Finned Pilot Whale species dolphins Canary Islands Globicephala macrorhynchus Tenerife whale watching Gran Canaria Fuerteventura Lanzarote La Palma Gomera El Hierro atlantic ocean

Short-Finned Pilot Whale – Globicephala macrorhynchus The Short-Finned Pilot Whale, also known as the Indian Pilot Whale, belongs to the family of dolphins (Delphinidae) and is therefore part of the infraorder of whales (Cetaceans). Globicephala macrorhynchus was first described by Gray in 1846. Sitemap1 Description, Anatomy & Characteristics2 Habitat, Distribution & Occurrence3 Biology & Feeding4 … Read more…

Long-Finned Pilot Whale – Globicephala melas

Long-Finned Pilot Whale Species Canary Islands Dolphin Canaries Globicephala melas Tenerife Gran Canaria Whale watching Fuerteventura Lanzarote La Palma Atlantic Ocean

Long-Finned Pilot Whale – Globicephala melas The Long-Finned Pilot Whale belongs to the family of dolphins (Delphinidae) and is therefore part of the infraorder of whales (Cetaceans). Globicephala melas was first described by Traill in 1809. Sitemap1 Description, Anatomy & Characteristics2 Habitat, Distribution & Occurrence3 Biology & Feeding4 Sources & Links Description, Anatomy & Characteristics … Read more…

Gervais’ Beaked Whale – Mesoplodon europaeus

European Gervais' Beaked Whale Species Canaries Canary Islands Atlantic Ocean Mesoplodon europaeus Tenerife Gran Canaria Fuerteventura Whale watching Lanzarote La Palma El Hierro Gomera

Gervais’ Beaked Whale – Mesoplodon europaeus The Gervais’ Beaked Whale, also known as the European Beaked Whale, Antillian Beaked Whale or Gulf Stream Beaked Whale, belongs to the family of beaked whales and is therefore part of the infraorder of whales (Cetaceans). Mesoplodon europaeus was first described by Gervais in 1855. Sitemap1 Description, Anatomy & … Read more…