Most teeth [Mammal]

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Most teeth [Mammal]

Last updated: October 12, 2017 at 22:00 pm

The spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) has as many as 260 conical teeth spread evenly along it two jaws (formerly known as long-snouted spinner dolphin). It is best known for its acrobatic skills, leaping high into the air and spinning up to 5.5 times before landing on its side.

SOURCE:
Frank E Fish, Anthony J Nicastro, Daniel Weihs (2006) “Dynamics of the aerial maneuvers of spinner dolphins”, Journal of Experimental Biology 209(4):590-598.

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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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