Delphinus capensis   Gray,  1828 (Dolphin)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order:Cetartiodactyla
Family:Delphinidae

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Description

Synonym (s)
Delphinus bairdi Norris & Prescott, 1961
Delphinus bairdii Dall, 1873
Delphinus frithii Blyth, 1859
Delphinus major Gray, 1866
Delphinus microps Burmeister, 1866
Delphinus moorei Gray, 1866
Delphinus sao Gray, 1850

Common Name (s)
• Baja-Neritic Common Dolphin (English)
• Common Dolphin (English)
• Long-Beaked Common Dolphin (English)
• Long-Beaked Saddle-Back Dolphin (English)
• Saddle-Back Dolphin (English)
• Whitebelly Porpoise (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic
IUCN Status:  Data Deficient

Biogeography


• Karnataka, Mangalore INDIA (Record: 11/2005)
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada Harbour (Lat: 16.85) (Long: 80.16) INDIA (Record: 05/2004)
• Karnataka, Mangalore Harbour (Lat: 12.85) (Long: 74.81) INDIA (Record: 02/2006)
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada INDIA (Record: 23/08/2004)

Literature Source(s)
  • Krishnana, AA; Yousufa, KS; Kumarana, PL; Harisha, N; Anoopa, B; Afsala, VV; Rajagopalana, M; Vivekanandana, E; Krishnakumar, PK and Jayasankara, P (2007) Stomach contents of cetaceans incidentally caught along Mangalore and Chennai coasts of India Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science Elsevier B.V. 76(4) 909-913 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2007.08.004
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Yousuf, KSSM; Anoop, AK; Anoop, B; Afsal, VV; Vivekanandan, E; Kumarran, RP; Rajagopalan, M; Krishnakumar, PK and Jayasankar, P (2009) Observations on incidental catch of cetaceans in three landing centres along the Indian coast Marine Biodiversity Records Cambridge University Press 4 1-5 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S175526720900075X
  • Oceanwide Images Available at - http://www.oceanwideimages.com/
  • Jayasankar, P; Anoop, B; Rajgopalan, M; Yousuf, KMM; Reynold, P; Krishnakumar, PK; Afsal, VV and Krishnan, AA (2009) Indian Efforts on the Inventorization of Marine Mammal Species for their Conservation and Management Asian Fisheries Science Asian Fisheries Society, Manila, Philippines 22 143-155 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/5695/2/AFS_Mar_%2822%292009%5B1%5D.pdf

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