Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin
Has a strong, slender body with a long beak and a tall, curved dorsal fin. Has 23 to 29 teeth in each the upper and lower jaw.
India, northern Australia, South China, the Red Sea, and eastern coast of Africa
Eastern tropical Pacific 23,450; Japanese northwest Pacific 316,935; northern Gulf of Mexico 45,000; U.S. waters of the western North Atlantic 29,774; Mediterranean 10,000; U.S. west coast 5,605
Sharks and killer whales.
Social system/Group size
Usually seen in groups of around 30.
The biggest threats are habitat degradation, overfishing and entanglement in anti-shark nets.
In Mexico, Nueva Vallarta they have a facility for dolphins and they were the first ones in the world to train Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins.