Category of Organisms Marine Mammals
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum/Division Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Cetacea
Family Delphinidae
Genus Steno
Species bredanensis
Binomial Name
Steno bredanensis
Author G.Cuvier in Lesson, 1828
Common Name Rough-toothed dolphin
Local Name  
Size Range
The dolphin grows up to about 2.5m in length and weighs about 150kg.
Environment/Habitat
Pelagic cosmopolitan, found in tropical to warm-temperature waters (220-250 C) of all oceans, Range between 400 N and 400 S.
Importance/Value
 
Resilience
 
Endemic No
Found in Marine Park No
Found in Malaysia Yes
Distribution
 
Morphology/Character
The characteristic feature of this dolphin is its conical head and slender nose. The flippers are set back further along the body than in other similar dolphins (at sea this dolphin may be confused with the Spinner, Spotted and Bottlenose Dolphins.) The dorsal fin is pronounced.
The lips, throat and belly are pinky-white. The flanks are a light grey and the back and dorsal fin a much darker grey. The dolphin grows up to about 2.5m in length and weighs about 150kg.
The species is social. Group sizes are commonly as large as fifty and groups as large as 100 have been reported. The dolphin has not been observed to bow-ride but does "skim" - swim with their heads and chin above the surface of the water.



Biology
Feeding habits is Pelagic fish, squid and other inverterbrates

Miscellaneaous
 
Status in IUCN Red List Least Concern (LC)
Status in CITES Species Database II
Researcher(s)  
Reference(s)
RALF KIEFNER, WHALES & DOLPHINS CETACEAN WORLD GUIDE, PUBLISHED BY IKAN, Page: 250
Other Link(s)
Collection Record