Ad

Southern Right Whale Dolphin (Lissodelphis peronii)

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

Get your copy of "Albert the Orca Teaches Echolocation to The Super Fins" beginning March 2017 at TheSuperFins.com.
Get your copy of “Albert the Orca Teaches Echolocation to The Super Fins” beginning March 2017 at TheSuperFins.com.

PHYLUM: Chordata
CLASS: Mammalia
ORDER: Cetacea
FAMILY: Delphinidae
GENUS: Lissodelphis
SPECIES: peronii

TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed

FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or BRACKISH: Saltwater

HABITAT: Southern Hemisphere, off the coast of Australia, New Zeland, southern parts of Africa and South America

LENGTH (maximum): 7-10 Ft

WEIGHT (maximum): 260 lbs

RELATIVE SPECIES: Northern Right Whale Dolphin

NEIGHBORING SPECIES: Long-finned pilot whale, Dusky dolphin

PREDATORS: Humans

This species is classified as DATE INCOMPLETE according to the IUCN's Red List.
This species is classified as DATE INCOMPLETE according to the IUCN’s Red List.

THREATS: Hunting, accidental catch.

DIET: Lanternfish, other small fish and squid

MANNER OF FEEDING: Hunt in large pods.

BEHAVIOR: Very fast and energetic. Breaching, tail slapping, bursts of speed. Can be found in groups up to 1,000. Often seen with pilot whales and Dusky Dolphins. Occasionally ride wakes of ships

REPRODUCTION: Unknown

LIFE SPAN: Unknown

COOL/GROSS/WEIRD:

  • Different from other right whale dolphins only by distribution and color markings.
  • No dorsal fin.
  • Most easily distinguished dolphins.

SOURCES:

  • Knopf, Alfred A. Guide to Marine Mammals of the World.Random House. 2002
  • http://www.cms.int/reports/small_cetaceans/data/L_peronii/l_perronii.htm

 

-TSF-

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

FacebooktwitterpinterestFacebooktwitterpinterest
Ad