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Orcaella heinsohni   Beasley, Robertson & Arnold, 2005

Australian snubfin dolphin

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Cetacea | Delphinidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Pelagic; depth range 0 - 200 m, usually 1 - 10 m.  Tropical; 7°S - 90°S, 100°E - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific: Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

In lateral view the head is rounded and usually bounded by a distinct neck crease, lacking dorsal groove; mesethmoid plate reduced and generally in advance of the anterior most nasal ossicle, exposing a large area of the frontal bone; presence of supernumerary bone between nasal ossicles and posterior border of mesethmoid; has a greater length of the antiorbital process and a more closely opposed pterygoid hamuli with medial flanges.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in protected, shallow, coastal waters especially adjacent to river and creek mouths (Ref. 79537).

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

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Beasley, I., K.M. Robertson and P. Arnold. 2005. (Ref. 78832)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Threat to humans

  Harmless

Human uses


FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki |

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: ; 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

Price category (Ref. 80766)