TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed
FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or BRACKISH: Saltwater
HABITAT: Southwestern coast of Africa
LENGTH (maximum): 5-6 Ft
WEIGHT (maximum): 165 lbs
RELATIVE SPECIES: Chilean dolphin
NEIGHBORING SPECIES: Striped dolphin, frasier’s dolphin
THREATS: Caught in nets, occasionally harpooned for food.
DIET: Coastal fish, squid and octopus.
MANNER OF FEEDING: Feed on prey near the ocean bottom.
BEHAVIOR: Travel in groups of 20-30. Likes to leap straight up in the air. Likes to do somersaults and follow ships.
REPRODUCTION: Most calving occurs in the summer.
LIFE SPAN: Unknown
- Very rare, and not much is known about them.
- Very small with no pronounced beak.
- Knopf, Alfred A. Guide to Marine Mammals of the World.Random House. 2002