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False Killer Whale Tooth measures 2.4 inches. False Killer Whale Tooth is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Our percise tooth is hollow and can be used as a teaching tool, museum tooth exhibit, home decor tooth, or office decor tooth.
The False Killer Whale or Pseudorca crassidens is a species of oceanic dolphin that is the only extant representative of the genus Pseudorca. It is found in oceans worldwide but mainly frequents tropical regions.
It was first described in 1846 as a species of porpoise based on a skull, which was revised when the first carcasses were observed in 1861. The name False Killer Whale comes from the similar skull characteristics to the orca or Orcinus orca, which has been known as the Killer whale.
TheFalse Killer Whale reaches a maximum length of 20 ft, though size can vary around the world. It is highly sociable, known to form pods of up to 50 members, and can also form pods with other dolphin species, such as the common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus).
It can form close bonds with other species, as well as partake in sexual (including both heterosexual and homosexual) interactions with them. Conversely, the False Killer Whale has also been known to feed on other dolphins, though it typically eats squid and fish. It is a deep-diving dolphin, with a maximum recorded depth of 3,043 ft; its maximum speed is around 18 mph.
Several aquariums around the world keep one or more False Killer Whales, although the species aggression towards other dolphins makes it less desirable. It is threatened by fishing operations, as it can become entangled in fishing gear. They are brutially drive hunted and killed inhumanely in the cove of Taiji Japan.
The False Killer Whale has a tendency to mass strand given its highly social nature, with the largest stranding consisting of 805 beached at Mar del Plata, Argentina. Most of what is known of this species comes from examining stranded individuals.
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