Striped dolphin

Striped dolphinThe Striped Dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) is an extensively studied animal. It lives in all the world's oceans, preferring the temperate and tropical waters (preferring 18-22 degrees celius, although they are spotted in waters ranging from 10 - 26 degrees celsius). They can reach lengths of up to 2.6 metres and can weigh around 160 kg and can reach 60 years of age.They travel in groups of more than 100 individuals, feeding on small fish and squid. Although numerous attempts, these dolphins cannot be kept in captivity, because of refusing to be fed. The total population is estimated to exceed two million individuals.

The Euphrosyne dolphin, striped dolphin is listed as Conservation Dependent (LR/cd), the focus of a continuing taxon-specific or habitat-specific conservation programme targeted towards the taxon in question, the cessation of which would result in the taxon qualifying for one of the threatened categories below within a period of five years, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the striped dolphin
A young / baby of a striped dolphin is called a 'calf or pup'. The females are called 'cow' and males 'bull'. A striped dolphin group is called a 'team, school, pod, herd, alliance (male) or party (female)'.
Striped dolphin habitats
Epipelagic (0-200m) and Marine Oceanic
Some facts about the
Striped dolphin

Adult weight : 112.5 kg (247.5 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 58 years

Female maturity :2834 days

Male maturity : 3025 days

Gestation : 350 days

Weaning : 480 days

Litter size : 2

Interval between litters : 1253 days

Weight at birth : 10 kg (22 lbs)

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