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Descriptor English:   Porpoises 
Descriptor Spanish:   Marsopas 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Toninhas 
Synonyms English:   Australophocaena dioptrica
Dall Porpoise
Finless Porpoise
Finless Porpoises
Neophocaena phocaenoides
Phocoenidae
Phocoenoides dalli
Porpoise
Porpoise, Dall
Porpoise, Finless
Porpoise, Spectacled
Porpoises, Finless
Porpoises, Spectacled
Spectacled Porpoise
Spectacled Porpoises  
Tree Number:   B01.050.150.900.649.313.875.566
Definition English:   Mammals of the family Phocoenidae comprising four genera found in the North Pacific Ocean and both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean and in various other seas. They differ from DOLPHINS in that porpoises have a blunt snout and a rather stocky body while dolphins have a beak-like snout and a slender, streamlined body. They usually travel in small groups. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, pp1003-4) 
History Note English:   98; use DOLPHINS 1968-97 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification EM embryology
GE genetics GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
ME metabolism MI microbiology
PS parasitology PH physiology
PX psychology SU surgery
UR urine VI virology
Record Number:   33280 
Unique Identifier:   D019576 

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