|Binomial name||Tursiops truncatus|
The common bottlenose dolphin grows from 6.2-13.1 ft (1.9-4m). Their diet consists mainly of squid and small fish. They have a single calf with a gestation period of 12 months.
Bottlenose dolphins are gray to black, with a lighter underside and a dorsal cape.
They have a short beak, with a mouthline that makes them look like they are smiling.
The common bottlenose dolphin is the dolphin that you will most likely have seen in television or films.