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Stenella frontalis   (Cuvier, 1829)

Atlantic spotted dolphin
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Cetacea | Delphinidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Pelagic; depth range 0 - 2200 m (Ref. 83346).  Tropical; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean. Tropical and warm temperate waters.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 230 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 143.0 kg (Ref. 1394)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Their tropical to warm temperate distribution is mostly over the offshore continental shelf; they also inhabit some deep oceanic waters (Ref. 1394). Depth range is based on depth reported in Angola (Ref. 83346). Feeds on a wide variety of fishes and squids (Ref. 1394). Their tropical to warm temperate distribution is mostly over the offshore continental shelf; they also inhabit some deep oceanic waters. Feeds on a wide variety of fishes and squids (Ref. 1394).

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

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

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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Predators
Reproduction
Maturity
Spawning
Fecundity
Eggs
Egg development
Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
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) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | National databases | PubMed | Scirus | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 11.9 - 28, mean 24.8 (based on 1410 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
High to very high vulnerability (67 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown