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Author: Massey University
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Order : Cetacea
Suborder : Odontoceti
Family : Delphinidae
Species : Lagenorhynchus cruciger
The Hourglass dolphin is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the hourglass dolphinA young / baby of a hourglass dolphin is called a 'calf or pup'. The females are called 'cow' and males 'bull'. A hourglass dolphin group is called a 'team, school, pod, herd, alliance (male) or party (female)'.
CountriesAntarctica, Argentina, Australia, Chile, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), New Zealand and South Africa
Facts about the hourglass dolphin
Conservation Status: The Hourglass Dolphin is common in local areas
Description: Hourglass Dolphins are essentially black and white in a crude hourglass pattern.
Hourglass Dolphins Hourglass Dolphins are named for the pattern on their skin.
Physical description The Hourglass Dolphin is coloured black and white and for this reason was colloquially known by whalers as the "sea skunk".
Table of contents showTocToggle("show","hide") 1 Physical description 2 Population and distribution 3 Behaviour 4 Conservation 5 References 6 Notes Physical description The Hourglass Dolphin is coloured black and white and for this reason was colloquially known by whalers as the "sea skunk".
The Hourglass Dolphin is a [CITIES-listed Endangered Species]
The Hourglass dolphin is also known as the Wilsonâ€™s Dolphin, named after the Antarctic explorer, and the Southern White-Sided Dolphin.
Hourglass Dolphins are keen bow-riders. (Wiki)
 Physical description The Hourglass Dolphin is coloured black and white and for this reason was colloquially known by whalers as the "sea skunk". (Wiki)
The Hourglass Dolphin is beautiful, being named for the black and white hourglass-shaped markings on its sides. (Full text)
Description & Fascinating FactsThe Hourglass dolphin, Lagenorhynchus cruciger, is a small cetacean with a stocky body and a characteristic black and white color pattern resembling an hourglass, hence the common name. (Full text)
The Hourglass dolphin is a gregarious species that forms schools of 1-100 animals. (Full text)
LOCATION Hourglass dolphins are found only in the polar regions Southern Hemisphere. (Full text)
Hourglass dolphins are beautiful, black and white dolphins. (Full text)More animals beginning with H