Delphinus capensis   Gray, 1828

long-beaked common dolphin
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Classification
Mammalia | Cetacea | Delphinidae
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Main reference
Rice, D.W. 1998. (Ref. 1522)
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Environment
Bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 75906)

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

Distribution
Indo-Pacific and Atlantic Ocean.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in tropical coastal waters (Ref. 1522). Inhabits neritic waters over continental shelves (Ref. 80684). Delphinus capensis tropicalis: They were reported to bow ride although not in areas particularly where hunting occurs. Schools in offshore areas are somewhat larger than coastal ones. Some form mixed schools with spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris), and remains on the outskirts of the spinner school generally. Feeds on squids and fish. Sexual maturity probably occurs at 200 cm. It is associated with Sardinella sp., various tunas, stomach nematodes, cirriped barnacles, and the isopod Cirolana parva (Ref. 79556).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans




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Fisheries: commercial
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