Has a small beak and is colored grey-black on the top, lighter at the flanks with a white-grey patch. Has a black double eye-ring on the snout and the ventral side behind the throat patch is white.
Seen to bow-ride large vessels and to swim along with smaller ones. Sometimes they leap out of the water and is occasionally seen playing surf with Risso's dolphin.
Cool, coastal waters of southern South America
Sharks and killer whales.
Social system/Group size
Usually seen in groups of 5 - 20.
They get entangled in fishing gear, especially at the coast of Argentina and are hunted to be used as crab baits in Chile.
They are seen frequenly in kelp beds. Sometimes they are confused with dusky dolphins.