Learn about Long-snouted Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris)

Max length: 2 m

Max weight: 80 kg

The most frequently seen species of Curaçao, they are grey on back with lighter grey along the sides, having a long, slim snout.  The tip and "lips" of snout are a dark grey.  Dorsal fin is usually triangular to slightly curved, and generally without scars or chipping.  They travel in large pods of 100 to 1,000 individuals.  


Named for their natural habit

Oceanic Cetacean Map

Cetaceans in the Caribbean

You will find this type of Cetacean in the Caribbean waters
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They often swim along the contour of the deep reefs, approaching boats but avoiding swimmers.
Extinct in Wild
Critically Endangered
Near Threatened
Least Concern
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