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Tursiops aduncus   (Ehrenberg, 1833)

Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Tursiops aduncus  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Cetacea | Delphinidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Pelagic-oceanic; oceanodromous (Ref. 75906); depth range 0 - 2000 m, usually 1 - 50 m.  Tropical; 90°N - 90°S, 15°E - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific and Southern Atlantic.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 1 - 1 cm Max length : 270 cm BL male/unsexed; (Ref. 104989); max. published weight: 230.0 kg (Ref. 104988)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

They prefer living on seagrass meadows and rocky substrata (Ref. 114971). Feeds on bony fishes and cephalopods (Ref. 84677). Attacked and preyed upon by tiger sharks Galeocerdo cuvier (Ref. 104930). This species was reported to display complex prey handling of the benthic-dwelling Maori octopus (Macroctopus maorum), processing its prey by shaking and tossing (Ref. 122728). The same octopus was reported to have asphyxiated an adult male of this species, with the octopus arms protruding from the mouth and the rest of the body blocking the pharynx, larynx and esophagus (Ref. 122729).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Rice, D.W. 1998. (Ref. 1522)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Near Threatened (NT) (A4cd); Date assessed: 18 July 2019

CITES status (Ref. 108899)


CMS (Ref. 116361)


Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; bait: usually
FAO - Fisheries: landings | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 21.9 - 29, mean 27.6 (based on 2288 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown