What Do Dolphins Eat

What do dolphins eat in Australia?

Dolphins are also whales. They belong the group of toothed whales, and like most other toothed whales, they use their teeth to catch their prey which they then swallow whole.

Here is the diet of different species of Australian dolphins.

Diet of Australian Dolphins
Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) eats fish and marine invertebrates.

Invertebrates are small animals that, unlike vertebrates, have no back bone.

This is why they have an external skeleton, and some, like mussels and snails have shell.

Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) eats fish, marine invertebrates such as cephalopods.

Australian Snubfin Dolphin (Orcaella heinsohni) eats fish, squid and crustaceans.

Common Dolphins and Harbor Porpoises Eat from the Same School of Fish
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Indo-pacific Humpback Dolphin (Sousa chinensis) eats fish, mainly schooling fish.
Striped Dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) eats fish and squid.

Long-snouted Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris) eats fish and cephalopods.


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