Atlantic Spotted Dolphin

Atlantic spotted dolphin
Atlantic spotted dolphin

Also known as the spotter porpoise, the Atlantic spotted dolphin has a large body, growing from 5.6-7.5 ft (1.7-2.3m).

Their weight is between 220-315 lb with females slightly smaller. They have a long beak which is stubby, separated from the melon with a crease.

They are spotted on the sides when they are adults and generally have a color pattern that is three-toned. Their dorsal fin is tall and centered in the middle. They can be seen in pods of 50, although most are seen in small groups of 5-15.

Least concern conservation status
OrderArtiodactyla
InfraorderCetacea
FamilyDelphinidae
GenusStenelaa
Binomial nameStenelaa frontalis
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