Lagenodelphis hosei   Fraser, 1956

Fraser's dolphin
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Cetacea | Delphinidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Pelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 75906); depth range 158 - 3793 m (Ref. 94963), usually 500 - 1100 m (Ref. 80612).  Tropical; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean and Indo-Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 210 - 220 cm Max length : 270 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 210.0 kg (Ref. 1394)

Short description Morphology

Robust. Short beak, subtriangular to weakly falcate dorsal fin, pointed flippers, and relatively small concave flukes. Dark bluish to brownish-gray dorsal cape, pale gray flank, and white to pinkish belly. Wide dark gray to black stripe extending from the eye to the anus, conspicuously set off by thin pale cream-colored borders.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Can also be seen near shore where deep water approaches the coast; pantropical distribution. Feeds on mid-water fish, squid and crustaceans (Ref. 1394). Dolphins are directly caught for use as shark-bait in Sta. Ana and Aparri, Philippines (Ref. 77119). Often seen near shore, along the outer continental shelf and in deep oceanic waters (Ref. 80620). Feeds on mid-water fish, squid and crustaceans (Ref. 1394). Occasionally sighted with melon-headed whales, Peponocephala electra. (Ref. 80612). Does not show strong evidence of seasonality in calving (Ref. 80616).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Does not show strong evidence of seasonality in calving (Ref. 80616).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Tan, J.M.L. 1995. (Ref. 936)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; bait: usually
FAO(fisheries: | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown