Mammal Delphinus delphis (Short-beaked Common Dolphin)

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Scientific Name: Delphinus delphis

Common Name: Short-beaked Common Dolphin

Sub-class: Theria

Family: Delphinidae

Other Names: Common Dolphin

Distribution: Widely distributed around the world. Is found in Tasmanian waters including Bass Strait.

Habitat: Ocean. Marine Mammal.

Field Notes:

Males are generally larger than females. Grows up to 8.5 feet in length, weighing up to 400 pounds (average weight of 190 pounds).

They are often found in pods ranging in size from 10-500 dolphins (sometimes 1000s).

Off the Tasman Peninsula, SE Tasmania - 2012 - by JKM.

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