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Stenella attenuata (Pantropical Spotted Dolphin)

Synonyms: Delphinus dubius; Stenella dubia; Steno attenuatus
Language: Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

The pantropical spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata) is a species of dolphin found in all the world's temperate and tropical oceans. The species was beginning to come under threat due to the killing of millions of individuals in tuna purse seines. In the 1980s, the rise of "dolphin-friendly" tuna capture methods saved millions of the species in the eastern Pacific Ocean and it is now one of the most abundant dolphin species in the world.
View Wikipedia Record: Stenella attenuata

Infraspecies

Stenella attenuata attenuata
Stenella attenuata graffmani (Eastern Pacific Coastal Spotted Porpoise)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
3
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
21
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.55
EDGE Score: 2.15

Attributes

Adult Weight [2]  248.02 lbs (112.50 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  22.05 lbs (10.00 kg)
Female Maturity [2]  8 years 2 months
Male Maturity [2]  10 years 10 months
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Fish [3]  40 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  60 %
Forages - Marine [3]  100 %
Gestation [2]  11 months 15 days
Litter Size [2]  1
Litters / Year [2]  0
Maximum Longevity [2]  46 years
Migration [1]  Intraoceanic
Water Biome [1]  Coastal
Weaning [2]  1 year 5 months

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Ao Phang Nga National Park Marine National Park II 103730 Thailand
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancun y Punta Nizuc National Park II 21428 Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Padre Island National Seashore II 42068 Texas, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve VI 6176727 Mexico  

Prey / Diet

Abralia astrosticta[4]
Architeuthis dux (giant squid)[5]
Architeuthis martensi <Unverified Name>[5]
Auxis thazard (Frigate tuna)[4]
Benthosema fibulatum (Spinycheek lanternfish)[4]
Benthosema panamense (Panama's lanternfish)[4]
Bregmaceros bathymaster (East Pacific codlet)[4]
Bregmaceros nectabanus (Australian codlet)[4]
Ceratoscopelus warmingii (Warming's lanternfish)[4]
Cubiceps baxteri (Black cigarfish)[4]
Cubiceps paradoxus (Driftfish)[4]
Cubiceps pauciradiatus (Bigeye cigarfish)[6]
Decapterus macrosoma (blue mackerel scad)[7]
Decapterus russelli (Three-lined grunter)[4]
Diaphus jenseni (Jensen's lanternfish)[4]
Diaphus mollis (Lanternfish)[4]
Diaphus schmidti (Lanternfish)[7]
Diaphus splendidus (Lanternfish)[6]
Diaphus watasei (Watases lanternfish)[7]
Diplophos taenia (Pacific portholefish)[4]
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[7]
Enoploteuthis chunii[7]
Eucleoteuthis luminosa (luminous flying squid)[7]
Exocoetus monocirrhus (Barbel flyingfish)[4]
Exocoetus volitans (Blue flying fish)[4]
Glossanodon semifasciatus (Japanese silverside)[4]
Histioteuthis miranda[4]
Hygophum proximum (Firefly lanternfish)[4]
Lampadena luminosa (Luminous lanternfish)[6]
Lampanyctodes hectoris (Lanternfish)[7]
Lampanyctus australis (Austral lanternfish)[4]
Lampanyctus festivus (Festive lanternfish)[6]
Lampanyctus omostigma[6]
Lampanyctus parvicauda (Slimtailed lanternfish)[6]
Leachia pacifica[6]
Lestidiops similis (Barracudina)[4]
Lestrolepis intermedia (Barracudina)[4]
Malakichthys elegans (Splendid seabass)[4]
Myctophum asperum (Prickly lanternfish)[7]
Myctophum aurolaternatum (Golden lanternfish)[6]
Myctophum nitidulum (Lampfish)[4]
Myctophum obtusirostre (Bluntsnout lanternfish)[4]
Myctophum spinosum (Spiny lanternfish)[4]
Nannobrachium idostigma[4]
Notoscopelus resplendens (Patchwork lanternfish)[4]
Nototodarus hawaiiensis (Hawaiian flying squid)[4]
Ommastrephes bartramii (red flying squid)[6]
Onychoteuthis aequimanus[4]
Onychoteuthis banksii (common clubhook squid)[7]
Ornithoteuthis volatilis (shiny bird squid)[4]
Pampus argenteus (White pomfret)[4]
Parvilux ingens (Giant lampfish)[4]
Polyipnus indicus (Marine hatchetfish)[4]
Rexea prometheoides (Southern kingfish)[4]
Scomber australasicus (Spotted mackerel)[7]
Scomber japonicus (Striped mackerel)[7]
Scopelarchus guentheri (Staring pearleye)[4]
Scopelogadus bispinosus (Twospine bigscale)[6]
Scopelosaurus harryi (Scaly wearyfish)[4]
Sigmops elongatus (Bristlemouth)[4]
Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis (purpleback squid)[7]
Symbolophorus evermanni (Evermann's lanternfish)[4]
Synagrops japonicus (Japanese splitfin)[4]
Tarletonbeania crenularis (Blue lanternfish)[4]
Thysanoteuthis rhombus (diamond squid)[5]
Tremoctopus violaceus (common blanket octopus)[4]
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)[7]
Triphoturus mexicanus (Mexican lampfish)[4]
Tylosurus acus (agujon)[4]
Vinciguerria lucetia (Lightfish)[6]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acanthocybium solandri (Wahoo fish)1
Alepisaurus ferox (Wolffish)5
Anous minutus (Black Noddy)1
Arctocephalus forsteri (Australasian Fur Seal)1
Arctocephalus galapagoensis (Galapagos Fur Seal)1
Arctocephalus philippii (Juan Fernández Fur Seal)1
Arctocephalus townsendi (Guadalupe Fur Seal)2
Carcharhinus signatus (Shark)1
Cephalorhynchus hectori (Hector's Dolphin)1
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)6
Delphinus capensis (Long-beaked Common Dolphin)3
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)1
Grampus griseus (Risso's Dolphin)1
Harpadon nehereus (Bombay duck)1
Istiophorus platypterus (Atlantic sailfish)2
Isurus oxyrinchus (Short-finned mako)2
Kajikia audax (Stripey)3
Katsuwonus pelamis (White bonito)3
Lagenodelphis hosei (Fraser's Dolphin)4
Lagenorhynchus obliquidens (Pacific White-sided Dolphin)2
Lagenorhynchus obscurus (Dusky Dolphin)2
Lamna ditropis (Salmon shark)1
Lutjanus synagris (Walliacke)1
Makaira mazara (black spearfish)2
Makaira nigricans (Ocean guard)1
Neophocaena phocaenoides (Finless Porpoise)1
Oceanodroma melania (Black Storm-Petrel)1
Orcinus orca (Killer Whale)1
Phoebastria irrorata (Waved Albatross)1
Phoebastria nigripes (Black-footed Albatross)2
Physeter macrocephalus (Sperm Whale)3
Prionace glauca (Tribon blou)5
Pseudorca crassidens (False Killer Whale)2
Pterodroma phaeopygia (Galapagos Petrel)2
Puffinus griseus (Sooty Shearwater)1
Rhizoprionodon longurio (Pacific sharp-nose shark)1
Scomberomorus sierra (Mexican sierra)1
Selene peruviana (Jack)1
Seriola rivoliana (Pacific amberjack)1
Somniosus pacificus (Pacific Sleeper Shark)2
Sotalia guianensis (costero)1
Sphyrna zygaena (Smooth hammerhead shark)3
Stenella coeruleoalba (Striped Dolphin)13
Stenella longirostris (Spinner Dolphin)2
Steno bredanensis (Rough-toothed Dolphin)1
Sula nebouxii (Blue-footed Booby)1
Sula sula (Red-footed Booby)3
Synodus foetens (Soapfish)1
Terapon jarbua (Tiger-perch)1
Tetrapturus pfluegeri (Longbill spearfish)1
Thalassarche chlororhynchos (Yellow-nosed Albatross)2
Thunnus alalunga (longfinned albacore)4
Thunnus albacares (Yellowfin-tuna)5
Thunnus obesus (Tuna)4
Thunnus thynnus (horse mackerel)1
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)1
Tursiops truncatus (Bottlenosed Dolphin)2
Xiphias gladius (Swordfish)7
Zalophus californianus (California Sealion)1
Zalophus wollebaeki (Galapagos Sea Lion)1
Zapteryx exasperata (Striped guitarfish)1

Predators

Feresa attenuata (Pygmy Killer Whale)[8]
Isistius brasiliensis (Smooth cookiecutter shark)[8]
Orcinus orca (Killer Whale)[8]
Pseudorca crassidens (False Killer Whale)[8]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[8]
Anisakis typica[8]
Brachycladium pacificum[9]
Conchoderma auritum (rabbit-ear barnacle)[8]
Halocercus delphini[9]
Nasitrema globicephalae[8]
Nasitrema stenosoma[8]
Oschmarinella rochebruni[9]
Phyllobothrium delphini[8]
Synthesium elongatum[9]
Xenobalanus globicipitis (Whale barnacle)[8]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Baiji Dolphinarium, Inst. of Hydrobiol

Range Map

East Pacific; Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Indo-West Pacific; Western Atlantic Ocean;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
6DIET OF THE STRIPED DOLPHIN, Stenella coeruleoalba, IN THE EASTERN TROPICAL PACIFIC OCEAN, William F. Perrin, Kelly M. Robertson, and William A. Walker, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS, March 2008
7Feeding Habits of the Pantropical Spotted Dolphin, Stenella attenuata, off the Eastern Coast of Taiwan, Ming-Chih Wang, William A. Walker, Kwang-Tsao Shao and Lien-Siang Chou, Zoological Studies 42(2): 368-378 (2003)
8Stenella attenuata, William F. Perrin, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 683, pp. 1–8 (2001)
9Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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