Learn about Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata)

Max length: 2.3 m

Max weight: 100 kg

Body is usually lightly spotted with a wide, dark “cape” on back.  Snout is long and slim – somewhat similar to spinners, but with bright white coloration at tip.  Dorsal fin is curved with little or no chipping.  They travel offshore in large pods of 100 to 1,000 individuals. 

FunFact

Newborns have very few spots.

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Approachability
They will swim along the contour of the deep reefs, and are curious toward boats and swimmers.
Extinct
Extinct in Wild
Critically Endangered
Endangered
Vulnerable
Near Threatened
Least Concern