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Functional group 2: Baleen whales
Only one species is considered locally important, Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera edeni). The most commonly-sighted baleen whale, the humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae), is excluded because it does not feed during the time it resides in the Lesser Antilles.


Functional group 3: Deep-diving whales
Whales in this group include several species of sperm whales and beaked whales. Examples include:

Sperm whale Physeter catodon
Gervais’ beaked whale Mesoplodon europaeus


Functional group 4: Killer whales
Three species of killer whales have been reported from the Lesser Antilles waters:

False Killer whale Pseudorca crassidens
Killer whale Orcinus orca
Pygmy killer whale Feresa attenuata


Functional group 5: Shallow-diving small cetaceans
At least 10 species of small dolphins and porpoises are included in this group:

Shortfin pilot whale Globicephala macrorhynchus
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin Stenella frontalis
Bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus
Spinner dolphin Stenella longirostris
Pantropical spotted dolphin Stenella attenuata
Fraser's dolphin Lagenodelphis hosei
Striped dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba
Melon-headed whale Peponocephala electra
Clymene dolphin Stenella clymene
Rough-tooth dolphin Steno bredanensis
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