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Sousa chinensis   (Osbeck, 1765)

Pacific humpback dolphin
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Cetacea | Delphinidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 320 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 250 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 284.0 kg (Ref. 1394)

Environment

Pelagic-oceanic; amphidromous (Ref. 75906); brackish; depth range 0 - 500 m, usually 1 - 100 m

Climate / Range

Tropical; 90°N - 90°S, 18°E - 155°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific, Southeast Atlantic and Asia Inland Waters. [eastern Taiwan Strait population: IUCN 2010 (Ref. 84930): CR, C2a(ii).]

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit tropical to warm temperate coastal waters and they enter rivers, estuaries, and mangroves. Feeding is primarily on nearshore, estuaries and reef fish (Ref. 1394). Inhabits tropical to warm temperate coastal waters and they enter rivers, estuaries, and mangroves (Ref. 1394). Usually in groups of 10 or fewer individuals (Ref. 801). Feeding is primarily on nearshore, estuaries, specifically on reef fish (Ref. 1394). Feeds on bony fishes (Ref. 85079) and squids (Ref. 80529). Great white shark Carcharodon carcharias is reported to be its potential predator (Ref. 104929).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Age/Size
Growth
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Length-length
Morphology
Larvae
Abundance
References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | National databases | PubMed | Scirus | Sea Around Us | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown