Pacific White-Sided Dolphin

Pacific white sided dolphin
dolphin

Conservation

Least concern conservation status

Scientific Classification

OrderArtiodactyla
InfraorderCetacea
FamilyDelphinidae
GenusLagenorhynchus
Binomial nameLagenorhynchus obliquidens

Range Map

Range of species in blue

Description

The Pacific white-sided dolphin grows from 7.5-8.2ft (2.3-2.5m) with weights between 360-440 lbs.

The Pacific white-sided dolphin can be found around the San Juan Islands and Puget Sound, Alaska, Olympic Coast, California, Vancouver Island and Baja California.

They have a pattern of gray and black along the flank with dark flippers and flukes. They have a lighter underside, with a white lower jaw. They give birth to a single calf after a period of 12 months.