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Delphinus capensis   Gray, 1828

long-beaked common dolphin
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Cetacea | Delphinidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 75906).  Subtropical; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific and Atlantic Ocean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

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).

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

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Rice, D.W. 1998. (Ref. 1522)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

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: ; 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

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 5.2 - 22.2, mean 12 (based on 1056 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown