Rough-toothed Dolphin

Conservation

Least concern conservation status

Scientific Classification

OrderArtiodactyla
InfraorderCetacea
FamilyDelphinidae
GenusSteno
Binomial nameSteno bredanensis

Range Map

Range of species in blue

Description

The rough-toothed dolphin has a dark gray body, with a cape along the dorsal area.  They have pink or white blotches on the side and underneath. 

The rough-toothed dolphin has a fairly long beak and a conical head with whitish lips. 

They grow from 6.8-9.2 ft (2.1-2.8m) with the females slightly smaller than the males. 

Their diet consists mainly of fishing squid.  They can be found in the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf of California, and can be seen in pods of 10-20.