Author: Tracy Meintjes
Atlantic humpbacked dolphin
Order : Cetacea
Suborder : Odontoceti
Family : Delphinidae
Species : Sousa teuszii
The Atlantic hump-backed dolphin, atlantic humpbacked dolphin, teusz'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 Atlantic humpbacked dolphinA young / baby of a Atlantic humpbacked dolphin is called a 'calf or pup'. The females are called 'cow' and males 'bull'. A Atlantic humpbacked dolphin group is called a 'team, school, pod, herd, alliance (male) or party (female)'.
CountriesBenin, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, The, Ghana, Guinea, GuineaBissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Western Sahara
Atlantic humpbacked dolphin habitatsEstuaries, Forest, Marine Neritic, Pelagic, Permanent Rivers / Streams / Creeks (includes waterfalls), Subtropical / Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level and Wetlands (inland)
Facts about the Atlantic humpbacked dolphin
: A second subspecies, Sousa teuszii, is now recognised as a separate species.
Sousa teuszii is known to swim more slowly than other species in the Delphinidae family. (Full text)
Sousa teuszii is the Atlantic species of the hump-back dolphin, residing along the west coast of tropical and sub tropical Africa.
A second subspecies, Sousa teuszii, is .
ATLANTIC HUMP-BACKED DOLPHIN The Atlantic Hump-backed dolphin (Sousa teuszii) is also known as the Cameroon dolphin.
(Sousa teuszii) is critically reviewed, and results of recent research are discussed.
Teusz's Dolphin or Sousa teuszii is listed on the IUCN Red list (1996) as Data Deficient . (Full text)
Atlantic Humpbacked Dolphins are slate-grey or pale grey on their uppersides, with a lighter underside and the presence of speckles.More animals beginning with A