Category Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Cetacea
Suborder Odontoceti
Family Phocoenidae (Porpoises)
Genus species
  • Neophocaena phocaenoides - Finless Porpoise
  • Australophocaena dioptrica - Spectacled Porpoise
  • *Phocoena phocoena - Harbor Porpoise
  • Phocoena sinus - Vaquita Porpoise
  • Phocoena spinipinnis - Burmeister's Porpoise
  • Phocodenoides dalli - Dall's Porpoise
Family Delphinidae (Small Toothed Whales & Dolphins)
Genus species
  • Feresa attenuata - Pygmy Killer Whale
  • Globicephala macrorhynchus - Short-finned Pilot Whale
  • Globicephala melas - Long-finned Pilot Whale
  • *Orcinus orca - Killer Whale
  • Peponocephala electra - Melon-headed Whale
  • Pseudorca crassidens - False Killer Whale
  • *Delphinus delphis - Common Dolphin
  • Lissodelphis borealis - Northern Rightwhale Dolphin
  • Lissodelphis peronii - Southern Rightwhale Dolphin
  • Sotalia fluviatilis - Tucuxi
  • Sousa chinensis - Indo-Pacific Hump-backed Dolphin
  • Sousa teuszii - Atlantic Hump-backed Dolphin
  • *Stenella coeruleoalba - Striped Dolphin
  • Stenella clymene - Short-snouted Spinner Dolphin
  • Stenella longirostris - Long-snouted Spinner Dolphin
  • Stenella attenuata - Spinner Dolphin
  • Stenella frontalis - Atlantic Spotted Dolphin
  • Steno bredanensis - Rough-toothed Dolphin
  • *Tursiops truncatus - Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Cephalorhychus commersonii - Commerson's Dolphin
  • Cephalorhychus eutropia - Black Dolphin
  • Cephalorhychus heavisidii - Heaviside's Dolphin
  • Cephalorhychus hectori - Hector's Dolphin
  • *Grampus griseus - Grey Grampus (Risso's Dolphin)
  • Lagenodelphis hosei - Fraser's Dolphin
  • *Lagenorhynchus acutus - Atlantic White-sided Dolphin
  • *Lagenorhynchus albirostris - White-beaked Dolphin
  • Lagenorhynchus australis - Peale's Dolphin
  • Lagenorhynchus cruciger - Hourglass Dolphin
  • Lagenorhynchus obliquidens - Pacific White-sided Dolphin
  • Lagenorhynchus obscurus - Dusky Dolphin
  • Orcaella brevirostris - Irrawaddy Dolphin
Family Kogiidae (Small [Toothed] Sperm Whales)
Genus species
  • *Physeter macrocephalus - Sperm Whale
  • *Kogia breviceps - Pigmy Sperm Whale
  • Kogia simus - Dwarf Sperm Whale 
Family Iniidae/Pontoporiidae/Platanistidae (River dolphins)
Genus species
  • Inia geoffrensis - Boto
  • Lipotes vexillifer - Baiji
  • Platanista minor - Indus River Dolphin
  • Platanista gangetica - Ganges River Dolphin
  • Pontoporia blainvillei - Franciscana
Family Monodontidae (Beluga whales)
Genus species
  • *Delphinapterus leucas - Beluga
  • Monodon monoceros - Narwhal
Family Ziphiidae (Beaked whales)
Genus species
  • Mesoplodon peruvianus - Lesser Beaked Whale
  • Mesoplodon hectori - Hector's Beaked Whale
  • Mesoplodon bowdoini - Andrew's Beaked Whale
  • *Mesoplodon bidens - North Sea Beaked Whale
  • Mesoplodon europaeus - Gervais Beaked Whale
  • Mesoplodon ginkgodens - Ginkgo-toothed Beaked Whale
  • Mesoplodon gray - Gray's Beaked Whale
  • *Mesoplodon mirus - True's Beaked Whale
  • *Mesoplodon densirostris - Dense Beaked Whale
  • Mesoplodon carlhubbsi - Hubb's Beaked Whale
  • Mesoplodon stejnegeri - Stejneger's Beaked Whale
  • Mesoplodon layardii - Strap-toothed Beaked Whale
  • Mesoplodon shepherdi - Shepard's Beaked Whale
  • Mesoplodon cavirostris - Cuvier's Beaked Whale
  • Mesoplodon planifrons - Southern Bottlenose Whale
  • Mesoplodon pacidicus - Longman's Beaked Whale
  • *Hyperoodon ampullatus - Northern Bottlenosed Whale
  • Berardius arnuxii - Arnoux's Beaked Whale
  • Berardius bairdii - Baird's Beaked Whale

* Cetaceans in the Gulf of Maine.