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Tursiops truncatus   (Montagu, 1821)

bottlenose dolphin
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Cetacea | Delphinidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Pelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 75906); depth range 0 - 1160 m (Ref. 102384).  Tropical; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean, Indo-Pacific and Mediterranean and Black Sea. Tropical to temperate.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 240 - 260 cm Max length : 380 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 650.0 kg (Ref. 1394)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found primarily in coastal and inshore regions of tropical and temperate waters of the world; also inhabits pelagic waters, such as those in the eastern tropical Pacific. Feeds on fish (Ref. 936). Preyed upon by great white sharks (Ref. 32140). Dolphins are directly caught for use as shark-bait in Sta. Ana and Aparri, Philippines (Ref. 77119). Found primarily in coastal and inshore regions of tropical and temperate waters of the world; also inhabits pelagic waters, such as those in the eastern tropical Pacific (Ref. 936). In herds of less than 20 individuals (Ref. 801). Feeds on fish (Refs. 801, 936) crustaceans, and cephalopods (Ref. 801).

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

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

Human uses

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

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

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

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 6.4 - 28.9, mean 20.3 (based on 16698 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
High to very high vulnerability (67 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown