Long-Beaked Common Dolphin
Sleek gray body with white belly and yellowish thoracic panel. Long beaks.
Energetic. Commonly seen swimming rapidly, breaching, and porpoising. Have been known to bowride for long periods of time.
Commonly found along the U.S. west coast, Mexico, South America, West Africa, South Africa, Madagascar, the Arabian Peninsula, India, Indonesia, China, Korea, and Southern Japan.
Estiamted to be about 80,000
Orcas and Sharks, although data is limited
No set migration pattern
Social system/Group size
Usually found in large social groups averaging from 100-500 animals, but have been occasionally seen in larger herds of thousands of individuals.
Bycatch: driftnets, gillnets, purse seines, and trawls Small numbers have been killed for food and bait in the Caribbean, Peru, West Africa, and other offshore islands
Long-beaked common dolphins have more teeth than any other species of dolphin