COMMON NAME: Indo-Pacific Common Dolphin

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Delphinus delphis tropicalis

Delphinus-capensis-tropicalis.png

SUBORDER: Odontoceti

common dolphin 20180309_MT7D_Joanna_0016

LENTGH: 2.7m

  • Rounded melon and moderate rostrum

  • “Hourglass coloration”, with a dark cape and
    yellow-tan panel

  • Narrow dark stripe extending from the jaw to the fin

  • Gregarious and usually found in larger groups