Advertisement

You can sponsor this page

Tursiops truncatus   (Montagu, 1821)

bottlenose dolphin
Upload your photos and videos
| All pictures | Google image |
Image of Tursiops truncatus (bottlenose dolphin)
Picture by O'Keefe, Jo

Classification
Mammalia | Cetacea | Delphinidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Tan, J.M.L. 1995. (Ref. 936)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 380 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 650.0 kg (Ref. 1394)

Environment
Pelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 75906); depth range 0 - 1160 m (Ref. 102384)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution
Atlantic Ocean, Indo-Pacific and Mediterranean and Black Sea. Tropical to temperate.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

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).

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 |

More information

Common names
Synonyms
Predators
Reproduction
Maturity
Spawning
Eggs
Egg development
Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Morphology
Larvae
Abundance
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) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | National databases | PubMed | Scirus | Sea Around Us | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
High to very high vulnerability (67 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown