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Phocoenoides dalli (Dall's Porpoise; True's Porpoise)

Synonyms: Phocaena dalli
Language: Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

Dall's porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli) is a species of porpoise found only in the North Pacific. It came to worldwide attention in the 1970s when it was disclosed for the first time to the public that salmon fishing trawls were killing thousands of Dall's porpoises and other cetaceans each year by accidentally capturing them in their nets. Dall's porpoise is the only member of the genus Phocoenoides. It was named after American naturalist W. H. Dall.
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Infraspecies

Phocoenoides dalli dalli (Dall's Porpoise)
Phocoenoides dalli truei (True's Porpoise)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
4
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
25
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 9.71
EDGE Score: 2.37

Attributes

Gestation [2]  11 months 17 days
Litter Size [2]  1
Litters / Year [2]  1
Maximum Longevity [2]  22 years
Snout to Vent Length [4]  7.085 feet (216 cm)
Water Biome [1]  Pelagic, Coastal
Weaning [2]  10 months 2 days
Adult Weight [2]  264.556 lbs (120.00 kg)
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Fish [3]  90 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  10 %
Forages - Marine [3]  100 %
Female Maturity [2]  5 years
Male Maturity [2]  6 years 6 months

Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Orcinus orca (Killer Whale)[6]

Consumers

Range Map

Distribution

East Pacific; Indo-West Pacific;

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
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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
4Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
5Jorrit 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.
6Food 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
7Szoboszlai AI, Thayer JA, Wood SA, Sydeman WJ, Koehn LE (2015) Forage species in predator diets: synthesis of data from the California Current. Ecological Informatics 29(1): 45-56. Szoboszlai AI, Thayer JA, Wood SA, Sydeman WJ, Koehn LE (2015) Data from: Forage species in predator diets: synthesis of data from the California Current. Dryad Digital Repository.
8CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
9Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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