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Sousa chinensis   (Osbeck, 1765)

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

Main reference
Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 320 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 250 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 284.0 kg (Ref. 1394)

Environment
Pelagic-oceanic; amphidromous (Ref. 75906); brackish; depth range 0 - 500 m, usually 1 - 100 m

Climate / Range
Tropical; 90°N - 90°S, 18°E - 155°E

Distribution
Indo-Pacific, Southeast Atlantic and Asia Inland Waters. [eastern Taiwan Strait population: IUCN 2010 (Ref. 84930): CR, C2a(ii).]
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit tropical to warm temperate coastal waters and they enter rivers, estuaries, and mangroves. Feeding is primarily on nearshore, estuaries and reef fish (Ref. 1394). Inhabits tropical to warm temperate coastal waters and they enter rivers, estuaries, and mangroves (Ref. 1394). Usually in groups of 10 or fewer individuals (Ref. 801). Feeding is primarily on nearshore, estuaries, specifically on reef fish (Ref. 1394).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans




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

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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