Delphinus delphis

common dolphin
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Classification
Mammalia | Cetacea | Delphinidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
. . (Ref. 1394)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 260 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 230 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 135.0 kg (Ref. 1394)

Environment
Pelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 75906); depth range 0 - 280 m (Ref. 1005)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 10°C - 28°C (Ref. 75906); 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution
Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean and Black Sea. Warm temperate and tropical waters. [Mediterranean population: IUCN 2010 (Ref. 84930): EN, A2abc.]
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on small schooling fish and squid; at night on creatures associated with the deep scattering layer (DSL), which migrates towards the surface in the dark (Ref. 1394). Preyed upon by great white sharks (Ref. 8891). Length at first maturity ranges from 160 to 190 cm females and 170 to 200 cm for males (Ref. 75906). Feeds on small schooling fish and squid; at night on creatures associated with the deep scattering layer (DSL), which migrates towards the surface in the dark (Ref. 1394). Seasonal reproduction (Ref. 97375).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Morphology
Larvae
Abundance
References
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
High vulnerability (61 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown