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Orca Whale
Two orcas
Transient Orca whales near Unimak Island, eastern Aleutian Islands, Alaska
Orca size-2
Size compared to an average human
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Suborder: Whippomorpha
Infraorder: Cetacea
Parvorder: Odontoceti
Family: Delphinidae
Genus: Orcinus
Species: O. orca
Binomial name
Orcinus orca
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Orca range
Range of O. orca

Other names

It is also commonly known as the Killer Whale.

Description

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References

  1. ^ Taylor, B.L., Baird, R., Barlow, J., Dawson, S.M., Ford, J., Mead, J.G., Notarbartolo di Sciara, G., Wade, P. & Pitman, R.L. (2013). "Orcinus orca". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 

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