The upper body is colored blue/black. It has a distinct line with the white of the belly. The dorsal fin is large and rounded.
They are not very active and usually travel slowly through the water.
South Atlantic coast off South Africa.
Unknown; no sightings of migrating animals suggest they might do not migrate at all.
Social system/Group size
Mostly seen in groups of 2 - 25.
Entanglement in fishing gear is known to be the biggest threat to the spectecled porpoise. Stranding in areas with high fishing activity has been observed, which indicates that the overfishing forces them to move inshore. Offshore pollution from ships and oil spills are also an increasing threat.
A white ring is conspicuous around the black eye patch, a feature that earns this species its common name