Stenella coeruleoalba   (Meyen, 1833)

striped 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)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 260 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 156.0 kg (Ref. 1394)

Environment
Pelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 75906); depth range 0 - 2400 m (Ref. 83346)

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

Distribution
Circumglobal. Tropical and temperate waters.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description
Dorsal cape: muted blue or bluish-gray. Eye to anus flipper stripes: darker blue or bluish-black. Dark stripe subtending the eye-to-anus stripe usually present. Some individuals have distinct subtending stripe from the eye-to-anus stripe at its origin near the eye, while others the two fuse farther behind the eye only to bifurcate further posteriorly.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits warm waters (Ref. 1394). Depth range based on depth reported in Angola (Ref. 83346). Feeds on small, mid-water squid and fish, especially lanternfish (Ref. 1394). Preyed upon by the great white shark (Ref. 36856) and blue sharks (Ref. 50255). A warm water species. Feeds on small, mid-water squid and fish, especially lanternfish (Ref. 1394). Sexual dimorphism: 2 to 3 years. Sexual maturity: between 7 to 15 years, 220 cm mean body length for males; between 5 to 13 years, 212 cm mean body length for females. Gestation: 12 to 13 months. Nursing: up to 1.5 years. Female fecundity decreases at around age 30. Maximum age: estimated at 57.5 years (Ref. 81206).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (84 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown