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Cephalorhynchus commersonii   (Lacépède, 1804)

Commerson's dolphin
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Cetacea | Delphinidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Pelagic.  Temperate; 0°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indian Ocean, Southeast Pacific, and Southwest Atlantic: Cephalorhynchus commersonii commersonii: Falkland Islands, Argentina, South Shetland Islands, Chile.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 175 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 86.0 kg (Ref. 1394)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in relatively shallow coastal waters, but move slightly offshore during winter. Feeds on various sepcies of fish, squid and shrimp, near the bottom (Ref. 1394). Found in relatively shallow coastal waters, but move slightly offshore during winter. Feeds on various species of fish, squid and shrimp, near the bottom (Ref. 1394).

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

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Threat to humans

Human uses

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

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Internet sources

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

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown