morphology of a dolphin
Opening in the nasal cavity located on the top of the head allowing respiration.
Swimming appendage made of dense fibrous tissue located in the middle of the back and providing stability and thermoregulation; some marine mammals do not have a dorsal fin.
Terminal part of the body whose vertical movements propel the dolphin; the tail is controlled by powerful muscles inserted in the vertebral column.
Powerful swimming appendage with two lobes formed of dense fibrous tissue located vertically at the posterior terminal part of the body; its function is propulsion.
Swimming appendage made of bone that ensures stability, orientation, stopping and thermoregulation.
Organ of sight located on the side of the head adapted equally well to seeing in or out of water.
Anterior cavity of the digestive tract formed by the maxilla and the mandible allowing ingestion of food.