White-beaked Dolphin

White beaked dolphin
White beaked dolphin jumping out of the water.

Conservation

Least concern conservation status

Scientific Classification

OrderArtiodactyla
InfraorderCetacea
FamilyDelphinidae
GenusLagenorhynchus
Binomial nameLagenorhynchus albirostris

Range Map

Range of species in blue

Description

The white-beaked dolphin is very large for a species of dolphin. They can grow from 7.9-10.2 ft, weighing from 400-770 lb.

They have white, black and gray marking, with their tail usually paler. They have a white patch on each side.

Their flippers are mostly dark, with a brown or gray beak. They can be found in St Lawrence River, the Gulf of St Lawrence and around Newfoundland.