They are metallic grey and pale on the underside. They are often seen with many scars.
The northern population is known to bow-ride.
Along the coast of South America, sometimes enters estuaries/rivers
In the low thousands.
Chilean dolphins are agile and fast swimmers. Natural predation on Chilean dolphins has not been observed, but they may fall prey to sharks and killer whales.
Observations suggest there is no migration, but individuals have not been identified to confirm this.
Social system/Group size
Usually seen in groups of 2 - 10, but occasionally gather in larger groups; often seen together with Commerson's dolphins.
They are often taken for shark bait. Entanglement in fishing gear and boat traffic disturbance are also known to be risks.
Also known as the Chilean black dolphin, it is one in four species of black dolphin in the world.