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Tursiops truncatus   (Montagu, 1821)

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

Mammalia | Cetacea | Delphinidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

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 Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

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

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

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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) | 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