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Tursiops truncatus


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lexID:
5018 
AphiaID:
137111 
Scientific:
Tursiops truncatus 
German:
Großer Tümmler 
English:
Bottlenose Dolphin 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Mammalia (Class) > Cetartiodactyla (Order) > Delphinidae (Family) > Tursiops (Genus) > truncatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Montagu, ), 1821 
Occurrence:
Guatemala, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Peru, Jamaica, Somalia, Benin, Suriname, Cuba, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Morocco, Namibia, Panama, Russland, the Isle of Man, Cameroon, Barbados, Congo, Chile, the Ivory Coast, Vietnam, Mozambique, Haiti, Senegal, Tansania, Réunion , Ghana, Nigeria, India, Israel, Sudan, Togo, Ecuador, Yemen, Myanmar, Pakistan, Portugal, Cambodia, Columbia, El Salvador, Venezuela, Algeriet, Angola, Argentina, Australien, Azorerne, Bangladesh, Belize, Brasilien, Britiske øer, Canada, Dominikanske republik, Egypten, Europæiske kyster, Filippinerne, Hawaii, Honduras, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Island, Japan, Kap Verde, Kenya, Kina, Korea, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldiverne, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), Middelhavet, Papua NeuGuinea , Salomonøerne, Seychellerne, Singapore, Skandinavien, Sortehavet, Spanien, Sri Lanka, Syd Afrika, Thailand, Timor, USA, Østersøen 
Size:
bis zu 380cm 
Temperature:
11°C - 30°C 
Food:
Blæksprutte, Kalamaris, Krabber, Rejer, Små fisk, Taskekrabber 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-01-14 15:02:59 

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(Montagu, 1821)

Special thanks for the fotos to Ole Johann Brett, Norway.

Distribution
Atlantic Ocean, Indo-Pacific and Mediterranean and Black Sea. Tropical to temperate.

Biology:
Found primarily in coastal and inshore regions of tropical and temperate waters of the world; also inhabits pelagic waters, such as those in the eastern tropical Pacific.
Feeds on fish.
Preyed upon by great white sharks.
Dolphins are directly caught for use as shark-bait in Sta. Ana and Aparri, Philippines.
Found primarily in coastal and inshore regions of tropical and temperate waters of the world; also inhabits pelagic waters, such as those in the eastern tropical Pacific.

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