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Stenella coeruleoalba (Striped Dolphin)

Synonyms: Delphinus asthenops; Delphinus coeruleoalbus; Delphinus crotaphiscus; Delphinus euphrosyne; Delphinus styx; Delphinus tethyos; Stenella asthenops; Stenella crotaphiscus; Stenella euphrosyne; Stenella styx
Language: Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

The striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) is an extensively studied dolphin found in temperate and tropical waters of all the world's oceans. It is a member of the oceanic dolphin family, Delphinidae.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.66
EDGE Score: 2.16


Adult Weight [2]  248.02 lbs (112.50 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  22.05 lbs (10.00 kg)
Female Maturity [2]  7 years 9 months
Male Maturity [2]  8 years 3 months
Diet [1]  Carnivore
Gestation [2]  11 months 20 days
Litter Size [2]  2
Litters / Year [2]  0
Maximum Longevity [2]  58 years
Water Biome [1]  Benthic, Reef, Coastal
Weaning [2]  1 year 3 months

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Archipelago de Colon Biosphere Reserve 34336011 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador  
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Isola di Capraia - area terrestre e marina 45475 Italy    
Isola di Giannutri - area terrestre e marina 27236 Italy  
Isola di Gorgona - area terrestre e marina 36616 Italy    
Isola di Montecristo e Formica di Montecristo - area terrestre e marina 38259 Italy  
Isola di Pianosa - area terrestre e marina 13586 Italy  
North Bull Island Nature Reserve IV 3544 Ireland  
Point Reyes National Seashore II 27068 California, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve VI 6176727 Mexico  
Tsitsikamma National Park II 34343 Southern Cape, South Africa  

Emblem of


Prey / Diet

Ancistrocheirus lesueurii (sharpear enope squid)[3]
Bentheogennema borealis (northern blunt-tail shrimp)[4]
Benthosema panamense (Panama's lanternfish)[3]
Cubiceps baxteri (Black cigarfish)[3]
Cubiceps caeruleus (Blue cubehead)[3]
Cubiceps pauciradiatus (Bigeye cigarfish)[3]
Diaphus mollis (Lanternfish)[3]
Diaphus splendidus (Lanternfish)[3]
Diogenichthys laternatus (Diogenes lanternfish)[3]
Gempylus serpens (Snack mackerel)[3]
Gonichthys tenuiculus (Slendertail lanternfish)[3]
Histioteuthis hoylei[3]
Hyaloteuthis pelagica (Glassy flying squid)[3]
Hygophum proximum (Firefly lanternfish)[3]
Lampadena luminosa (Luminous lanternfish)[3]
Lampanyctus festivus (Festive lanternfish)[3]
Lampanyctus omostigma[3]
Lampanyctus parvicauda (Slimtailed lanternfish)[3]
Leachia pacifica[3]
Liocranchia reinhardti[3]
Myctophum asperum (Prickly lanternfish)[3]
Myctophum aurolaternatum (Golden lanternfish)[3]
Myctophum nitidulum (Lampfish)[3]
Notoscopelus resplendens (Patchwork lanternfish)[3]
Onychoteuthis banksii (common clubhook squid)[3]
Parvilux ingens (Giant lampfish)[3]
Poromitra crassiceps (Ridgehead)[3]
Pterygioteuthis giardi (roundear enope squid)[3]
Pyroteuthis margaritifera (Jewel Enope Squid)[3]
Scopelarchus analis (Blackbelly pearleye)[3]
Scopelarchus guentheri (Staring pearleye)[3]
Scopelogadus bispinosus (Twospine bigscale)[3]
Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis (purpleback squid)[3]
Sudis atrox (Fierce pike smelt)[3]
Taningia danae (Dana Octopus Squid)[3]
Triphoturus mexicanus (Mexican lampfish)[3]
Vinciguerria lucetia (Lightfish)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alepisaurus ferox (Wolffish)3
Arctocephalus galapagoensis (Galapagos Fur Seal)1
Arctocephalus philippii (Juan Fernández Fur Seal)1
Arctocephalus townsendi (Guadalupe Fur Seal)2
Aristaeomorpha foliacea (giant gamba prawn)1
Carcharhinus signatus (Shark)1
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)8
Delphinus capensis (Long-beaked Common Dolphin)3
Diomedea exulans (Wandering Albatross)4
Globicephala melas (Long-finned Pilot Whale)1
Grampus griseus (Risso's Dolphin)2
Hyperoodon ampullatus (Northern Bottlenose Whale)1
Hyperoodon planifrons (Southern Bottlenose Whale)1
Kajikia audax (Stripey)1
Katsuwonus pelamis (White bonito)2
Kogia breviceps (Pygmy Sperm Whale)2
Lagenodelphis hosei (Fraser's Dolphin)1
Lagenorhynchus obscurus (Dusky Dolphin)2
Makaira mazara (black spearfish)1
Makaira nigricans (Ocean guard)1
Mesoplodon carlhubbsi (Hubbs's Beaked Whale)1
Mirounga angustirostris (Northern Elephant Seal)2
Phoebastria immutabilis (Laysan Albatross)4
Phoebastria nigripes (Black-footed Albatross)1
Physeter macrocephalus (Sperm Whale)3
Polyprion americanus (Wreck-fish)1
Prionace glauca (Tribon blou)2
Pterodroma phaeopygia (Galapagos Petrel)2
Pterodroma ultima (Murphy's Petrel)2
Ruvettus pretiosus (Castor oil fish)1
Stenella attenuata (Pantropical Spotted Dolphin)13
Stenella longirostris (Spinner Dolphin)4
Sula sula (Red-footed Booby)2
Thunnus alalunga (longfinned albacore)2
Thunnus albacares (Yellowfin-tuna)3
Thunnus obesus (Tuna)3
Tursiops truncatus (Bottlenosed Dolphin)1
Xiphias gladius (Swordfish)7
Ziphius cavirostris (Cuvier's Beaked Whale)1


Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[5]
Anisakis typica[5]
Bolbosoma vasculosum[5]
Campula delphini <Unverified Name>[5]
Campula palliata[5]
Crassicauda grampicola <Unverified Name>[5]
Halocercus delphini[5]
Halocercus lagenorhynchi <Unverified Name>[5]
Monorygma grimaldii[5]
Nasitrema globicephalae[5]
Oschmarinella mascomai[5]
Oschmarinella rochebruni[5]
Pholeter gastrophilus[5]
Phyllobothrium delphini[5]
Phyllobothrium grimaldii <Unverified Name>[5]
Scolex pleuronectis <Unverified Name>[5]
Skrjabinalius guevarai <Unverified Name>[5]
Stenurus ovatus <Unverified Name>[5]
Strobilocephalus triangularis[5]
Tetrabothrius forsteri[5]
Zalophotrema atlanticum[5]
Zalophotrema pacificum[5]

Range Map

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



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 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 3DIET 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 4Food Web Relationships of Northern Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca : a Synthesis of the Available Knowledge, Charles A. Simenstad, Bruce S. Miller, Carl F. Nyblade, Kathleen Thornburgh, and Lewis J. Bledsoe, EPA-600 7-29-259 September 1979 5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators. GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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