Atlantic White-sided Dolphin

Conservation

Least concern conservation status

Scientific Classification

OrderArtiodactyla
InfraorderCetacea
FamilyDelphinidae
GenusLagenorhynchus
Binomial nameLagenodelphis acutus

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Description

The Atlantic white-sided dolphin grows from 6.2-9.2ft (1.9-2.8m) with a weight between 360-520 lb.

The Atlantic white-sided dolphin is similar in coloration to the common dolphin, with gray, white and yellow along the flanks, and a white underside. 

The Atlantic white-sided dolphin has a dark-gray stripe from the eye to the flipper, and a dark dorsal fin and flippers.

They give birth to a single calf, after a gestation period of 11 months.