Has a small, rounded dorsal fin and a blunt head with no beak, that is gray-brown with withe sides. Has a distinct neck crease.
Northern territories of Australia, northwestern New Guinea, and southern New Guinea from the coast of Merauke east to the Gulf of Papua
Detailed research on the migratory patterns is not yet available, but there is a significant seasonal change in destribution. Resightings in the same area suggest some degree of residency.
Social system/Group size
Usually seen in groups of 2 - 14; sometimes co-occur with Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, where they show aggressive and sexual behavior.
The two majot threats are entanglement in fishing gear and anti-shark nets and the habitat degradation due to urban, industrial and agricultural development.
The dolphin looks a lot like Irrawaddy dolphin, but has lighter colors: