STRIPED DOLPHIN FACTS
Striped dolphins are bluish-gray in color with a dark back and whitish underside. They have a dark blue-black stripe running across the entire length of the body, from the eye to the anus. Striped Dolphins are often seen leaping out of the water and rotating the tail energetically several times before reentering the water - this is called "roto-tailing".
Length 2.0m - 2.5m. Males are slightly longer than females.
offshore and inshore warm-temperate and tropical water
fish, squid and crustaceans
A single calf is born after a gestation period of 12-13 months. The calf is about 90-100cm long at birth and weighs about 11kg, and is fully weaned after about 16 months.
warm-temperate and tropical seas throughout the world including Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean
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)
Spinner Dolphin (S. longirostris)