Order : Cetacea
Suborder : Odontoceti
Family : Delphinidae
Species : Lagenorhynchus australis
The Blackchin dolphin, peale's dolphin is listed as Data Deficient (DD), inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the PealeA young / baby of a Peale is called a 'calf or pup'. The females are called 'cow' and males 'bull'. A Peale group is called a 'team, school, pod, herd, alliance (male) or party (female)'.
Peale's dolphin habitatsEpipelagic (0-200m), Macroalgal / Kelp, Marine Neritic, Marine Oceanic and Pelagic
Facts about the Peale's dolphin
Biology and Behaviour Habitat: Peale's dolphins are often seen near the coast, and so are easily observed.
Blackchin Dolphin or Lagenorhynchus australis is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Data Deficient .
Fascinating Facts: Several thousand Peale's dolphins are killed each year for bait to use when catching centolla crabs, in both Chile and Argentina.
For example, Peale's dolphin (Lagenorhynchus australis) is native to cold waters of the Atlantic and Pacific off the southern part of South America.
Peale's dolphins are greyish black above and white below.
Pealeâ€™s Dolphins are subject to entanglement in gillnets set near shore, but the scale of incidental mortality is not considered large in any area of their range.
Recognition at sea: Peale's Dolphins are most likely to be confused with the similar Dusky Dolphin.
The Peale's Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus australis) is a robust and large dolphin.
Physical description Peale's Dolphin is of typical size in its family - about 1m in length at birth and 2. (Wiki)
Peale's dolphins are grayish black above and white below. (Full text)
Peale's dolphin is native to cold waters of the Atlantic and Pacific off the southern part of South America. (Full text)
Recognition at Sea: Peale's dolphins are most likely to be confused with the similar Dusky dolphin. (Full text)
Lifespan-- The Peale's dolphin is dark grey or black. (Full text)
Peale's Dolphin is of typical size in its family - about 1m in length at birth and 2. (Full text)
Adult Peale's dolphins are dark gray to black in color with lighter shading on the flanks. (Full text)
Description & Fascinating FactsPeale's dolphin, Lagenorhynchus australis, is small cetacean with a stocky body and a very small beak. (Full text)
The Peale's dolphin is known to ride the bow waves of large vessels and may swim alongside smaller ones. (Full text)More animals beginning with P