Spinner dowphin

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Spinner dowphin[1]
A spinner dowphin in the Reid Sea
Size compared tae an average human
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Subcless: Eutheria
Order: Cetacea
Suborder: Odontoceti
Faimily: 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 (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 723–743. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  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". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2008. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 7 October 2008. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |last-author-amp= (help)CS1 maint: uises authors parameter (link) CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)