SPINNER DOLPHIN FACTS
The Spinner Dolphin gets its name from its habit of leaping out of the water, twirling and landing with noisy splash. The back is dark grey and belly is white. On each side there is a paler gray side panel.
Spinner Porpoise, Long-snouted Spinner Dolphin
Length 1.3m - 2.4m, with average length of about 2m. Weight 55kg - 75kg
deep ocean water and shallower coastal waters. Swims in schools
fish, squid and shrimp
A single calf is born after gestation period of 10.6 months. Females give birth to one calf every 2 or 3 years. The calf is weaned after 6-7 months.
tropical and subtropical waters in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "lower risk/conservation dependent".
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Relatives in same Genus
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (S. attenuata)
Striped Dolphin (S. coeruleoalba)