Harbour porpoise - ROM2004_941_4


Harbour porpoise

Geography: Atlantic Ocean
Date: Acquired December 9, 1900
length=44; width=9; height=18 inches
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumChordata
    • ClassMammalia
    • OrderCetacea
    • FamilyPhocoenidae
    • GenusPhocoena
    • SpecificEpithetphocoena
Object number: 0012090001
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DescriptionPorpoises are one of the smallest whales. These fast swimming cetaceans (belonging to the order Cetacea) are piscivorous; they feed on fish that they catch in their mouths and hold onto with their numerous conical-shaped teeth.
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