Killer Whale Tooth

Description

Killer Whale Tooth measures 6 inches. Our Killer Whale tooth is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Orcinus orca is the scientific name. Our precise tooth model is solid and can be used as a teaching tool, museum tooth exhibit, beach home decor tooth, or office decor tooth.

The Killer Whale or Orcinus orca, also referred to as the Orca whale or Orca, and less commonly as the blackfish or grampus.

Killer whale or Orcinus orca have a black back, white chest and sides, and a white patch above and behind the eye. Calves are born with a yellowish or orange tint, which fades to white. It has a heavy and robust body with a large dorsal fin up to 5.9 ft. tall. Behind the fin, it has a dark grey “saddle patch” across the back. Killer Whales or Orcinus orca teeth are very strong, and its jaws exert a powerful grip; the upper teeth fall into the gaps between the lower teeth when the mouth is closed. The firm middle and back teeth hold prey in place, while the front teeth are inclined slightly forward and outward to protect them from powerful jerking movements.

Killer Whale or Orcinus orca are the largest extant members of the dolphin family. Males typically range from 20 to 26 ft. long and weigh in excess of 6 tonnes. Females are smaller, generally ranging from 16 to 23 ft. and weighing about 3 to 4 tonnes. Calves at birth weigh about 400 lbs. and are about 7.9 ft. long. The False Killer Whale or Orcinus orca large size and strength make it among the fastest marine mammals, able to reach speeds in excess of 34 mph.

Killer Whale or Orcinus orca are apex predators, meaning that they themselves have no natural predators. They are sometimes called the wolves of the sea, because they hunt in groups like wolf packs. Killer whales hunt varied prey including fish, cephalopods, mammals, sea birds, and sea turtles. Other marine mammal prey species include nearly 20 species of seal, sea lion and fur seal. Walruses and sea otters are less frequently taken.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 2.4 × 3 in
Killer Whale Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Infraorder: Cetacea
Family: Delphinidae
Genus: Orcinus
Species: O. orca
Binomial name: Orcinus orca

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