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Atlantic Spotted Dolphin Stenella frontalis


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Atlantic Spotted Dolphins
credit:  Bmatulis/CCSA

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Family: Delphinidae, Ocean Dolphins view all from this family

Description Spotted dolphin with a gray band between eye and flipper. Dark dorsally with pale spots and white underside with dark spots. Dark and light color grade together on tail stock. Lips may be white. Calves born unspotted and about 1m long. Southern races are more heavily spotted than northern pelagic forms.

Dimensions 1.7-2.3m, 100-143kg

Habitat Offshore waters

Range Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Florida, Texas

Discussion Feed on fish, squid, and ocean floor invertebrates. Groups of 5-15 mainly in warm Atlantic waters within 300km of the coast.