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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.
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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

Gestation [2]  11 months 15 days
Litter Size [2]  1
Litters / Year [2]  0.3
Maximum Longevity [2]  46 years
Migration [1]  Intraoceanic
Water Biome [1]  Coastal
Weaning [2]  1 year 5 months
Adult Weight [2]  248.021 lbs (112.50 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  22.046 lbs (10.00 kg)
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Fish [3]  40 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  60 %
Forages - Marine [3]  100 %
Female Maturity [2]  8 years 2 months
Male Maturity [2]  10 years 10 months

Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

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

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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

Range Map

Distribution

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

External References

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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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