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Lagenorhynchus albirostris (White-beaked Dolphin)

Synonyms: Delphinus albirostris; Delphinus ibseni; Delphinus pseudotursio
Language: French

Wikipedia Abstract

The white-beaked dolphin (Lagenorhynchus albirostris) is a marine mammal belonging to the family Delphinidae (dolphins) in the suborder Odontoceti (toothed whales).
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.44
EDGE Score: 2.13


Adult Weight [1]  396.83 lbs (180.00 kg)
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Fish [2]  60 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  40 %
Forages - Marine [2]  100 %

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
East Caithness Cliffs 1094 Scotland, United Kingdom
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
Isles of Scilly Complex 66350 England, United Kingdom    
Kandalaksha State Nature Reserve 174283 Murmansk, Karelia, Russia
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve II 20461 Quebec, Canada
North Northumberland Dunes 2836 England, United Kingdom  
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
Terra Nova National Park IV 125894 Newfoundland, Canada
Waddensea of Schleswig-Holstein Biosphere Reserve 724639 Germany
Waddenzee 672193 Netherlands    

Prey / Diet

Boreogadus saida (Polar cod)[3]
Clupea harengus (Yawling)[4]
Eledone cirrhosa (Curled octopus)[4]
Eutrigla gurnardus (Grey gurnard)[3]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[4]
Gonatus fabricii (boreoatlantic armhook squid)[3]
Hippoglossoides platessoides (American dab)[4]
Mallotus villosus (Capelin)[5]
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)[4]
Merlangius merlangus (Whiting)[4]
Merluccius merluccius (Herring hake)[3]
Phycis blennoides (Greater fork-beard)[3]
Pollachius pollachius (Pollock)[3]
Raniceps raninus (Trifurcated hake)[4]
Scomber scombrus (Split)[3]
Solea solea (True sole)[3]
Trachurus trachurus (Scad)[4]
Trisopterus capelanus (Poor cod)[4]
Trisopterus esmarkii (Norway pout)[4]
Trisopterus luscus (Whiting-pout)[4]
Trisopterus minutus (poor cod)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alca torda (Razorbill)1
Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)6
Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Minke Whale)6
Balaenoptera borealis (Sei Whale)1
Balaenoptera physalus (Fin Whale)1
Cepphus grylle (Black Guillemot)1
Cystophora cristata (Hooded Seal)3
Delphinapterus leucas (Beluga)1
Dipturus batis (Blue skate)3
Fratercula arctica (Atlantic Puffin)1
Fulmarus glacialis (Northern Fulmar)1
Gadus morhua (rock cod)2
Gavia adamsii (Yellow-billed Loon)1
Gavia arctica (Black-throated Loon)1
Gavia immer (Great Northern Loon)2
Gavia stellata (Red-throated Loon)2
Globicephala melas (Long-finned Pilot Whale)2
Grampus griseus (Risso's Dolphin)1
Halichoerus grypus (Gray Seal)3
Hydrobates pelagicus (European Storm-Petrel)1
Lagenorhynchus acutus (Atlantic White-sided Dolphin)2
Larus argentatus (Herring Gull)3
Larus canus (Mew Gull)1
Larus marinus (Great Black-backed Gull)1
Lophius piscatorius (Monkfish)1
Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)1
Morus bassanus (Northern Gannet)2
Orcinus orca (Killer Whale)1
Pagophilus groenlandicus (Harp Seal)4
Phalacrocorax aristotelis (Shag)1
Phalacrocorax auritus (Double-crested Cormorant)1
Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant)3
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)4
Phocoena phocoena (Harbor Porpoise)4
Physeter macrocephalus (Sperm Whale)1
Pollachius virens (Sillock)1
Pseudorca crassidens (False Killer Whale)1
Puffinus puffinus (Manx Shearwater)1
Pusa hispida (Ringed Seal)1
Raja clavata (Roker)3
Raja montagui (Homelyn ray)1
Rissa tridactyla (Black-legged Kittiwake)1
Salmo salar (Atlantic salmon)1
Stercorarius parasiticus (Parasitic Jaeger)1
Uranoscopus scaber (Stargazer)1
Uria aalge (Common Murre)6
Uria lomvia (Thick-billed Murre)1


Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[6]
Contracaecum osculatum[6]
Halocercus lagenorhynchi <Unverified Name>[6]
Pholeter gastrophilus[6]
Plicobothrium globicephalae[6]

Range Map

Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Western Atlantic Ocean;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Felisa A. Smith, S. Kathleen Lyons, S. K. Morgan Ernest, Kate E. Jones, Dawn M. Kaufman, Tamar Dayan, Pablo A. Marquet, James H. Brown, and John P. Haskell. 2003. Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84:3403
2Hamish 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
3Jorrit 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.
4Seasonal distribution of white-beaked dolphins (Lagenorhynchus albirostris) in UK waters with new information on diet and habitat use, Sarah J. Canning, M. Begoña Santos, Robert J. Reid, Peter G.H. Evans, Richard C. Sabin, Nick Bailey and Graham J. Pierce, Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 2008, 88(6), 1159–1166
5The role of capelin (Mallotus villosus) in the foodweb of the Barents Sea, A. V. Dolgov, ICES Journal of Marine Science, 59: 1034–1045. 2002
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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