Spinner dowphin

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Spinner dowphin[1]
A spinner dowphin in the Reid Sea
Size compared tae an average human
Conservation status
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Subclass: Eutheria
Order: Cetacea
Suborder: Odontoceti
Family: Delphinidae
Genus: Stenella
Species: S. longirostris
Binomial name
Stenella longirostris
(Gray, 1828)
Spinner Dowphin range

The spinner dowphin (Stenella longirostris) is a smaa dowphin foond in aff-shore tropical watters aroond the warld. It is famous for its acrobatic displays in which it spins alang its longitudinal axis as it leaps through the air. It is a member o the faimily Delphinidae o tuithed whales.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Mead, J. G.; Brownell, R. L., Jr. (2005). "Order Cetacea". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 723–743. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K., Karczmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y., Wells, R.S. & Wilson, B. (2008). Stenella longirostris. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red Leet o Threatened Species. Retrieved 7 October 2008.