The body is small and robust with bold and distinct black and white colorations.
They are commonly found jumping, leaping and propelling themselves out of the air.
Between South America and the Macquarie Island
No predation observed; possibly killer whales and sharks.
They migrate to northern waters in the winter.
Social system/Group size
Mostly seen in groups of up to 14.
No major threats. Entanglement in fishing gear happens very rarely.
The hourglass dolphin is sometimes refered to as a sea cow because of its black and white markings.