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Order : Cetacea
Suborder : Odontoceti
Family : Delphinidae
Species : Lagenorhynchus obscurus
The Dusky 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 dusky dolphinA young / baby of a dusky dolphin is called a 'calf or pup'. The females are called 'cow' and males 'bull'. A dusky dolphin group is called a 'team, school, pod, herd, alliance (male) or party (female)'.
CountriesAngola, Argentina, Australia, Chile, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Namibia, New Zealand, Peru and South Africa
Dusky dolphin habitatsEpipelagic (0-200m), Marine Neritic, Marine Oceanic and Pelagic
Facts about the dusky dolphin
) Teeth: 94-144 Dusky dolphins are some of the most acrobatic of all dolphins.
com/ Dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus)The dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) is a medium sized dolphin, growing to lengths of 5.
Description: The Dusky Dolphin is small and compact, with a short dark beak and gently sloping forehead.
Distribution Lagenorhynchus obscurus is widespread in the southern hemisphere, but its distribution is probably not continuous.
Dusky dolphins are some of the most acrobatic of all dolphins.
Dusky Dusky Quotations Dusky Definition Dusky Dolphin Dusky Dolphin Lagenorhynchus obscurus The Dusky Dolphin (lagenorhynchus obscurus) is a highly gregarious and acrobatic P.
Newborn Dusky dolphins are approximately 22 to 30 inches in length and weigh from 7 to 11 pounds, the same weight as some human babies, at birth.
Physical description The Dusky Dolphin is short-to-medium in length in comparison with other species in the family.
Recognition at sea: Dusky Dolphins are most likely to be confused with the similar Peale's Dolphin.
Social Behaviour Dusky dolphins are very gregarious and highly social, living together in groups called pods, which in the Kaikoura region, can consist of individuals numbering anywhere from 100 to 800 dolphins in each pod.
The Dusky Dolphin (lagenorhynchus obscurus) is a highly gregarious and acrobatic dolphin found in coastal waters in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Dusky dolphin is a playful, colorful, species that is full of the life of the ocean.
The Dusky Dolphin is short-to-medium in length in comparison with other species in the family.
The dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) is a medium sized dolphin, growing to lengths of 5. (Full text)
Description: The dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) is a medium sized dolphin, growing to lengths of 5. (Full text)
On account of their highly acrobatic displays and movements in large pods, Dusky Dolphins are firm favourites with dolphin-watching enthusiasts. (Full text)
Dusky Dolphins are the prime target hunts of Peru where as many as 20,000 dolphins and porpoises are killed deliberately or accidentally each year. (Full text)
Recognition at Sea: Dusky Dolphins are most likely to be confused with the similar Peale's Dolphin. (Full text)
Description & Fascinating FactsThe Dusky dolphin, Lagenorhynchus obscurus, is a small cetacean that reaches about 2 m in length, and weighs 100 kg or less. (Full text)More animals beginning with D