Learn more about the Chilean dolphin – with amazing Chilean dolphin photos and facts on Arkive. Find out what’s known about Chilean Dolphins, Cephalorhynchus eutropia, Mammalia, Cetacea, Delphinidae, including their world range and habitats, feeding. Perrin, W.F. (). World Cetacea Database. Cephalorhynchus eutropia Gray, Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at.

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It is unknown how Chilean dolphins impact their ecosystem. Fauna marine species Sharks and manta rays Queen conch Introduction from the sea. Current activities on selected species and other key topics. Chilean dolphins have exhibited epimeletic behavior, in which healthy individuals provide assistance to injured individuals. Common minke whale B.

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Like other dolphins, young are likely to remain with their parents for long periods during which they learn complex social behaviors, navigation, and foraging. Start or join a discussion about this species below or send us an email to report any errors or submit suggestions for this page. Northern right whale dolphin L. Which species are on the road to recovery? They have rounded flippers and a large rounded dorsal fin.

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This page was last edited on 5 Decemberat This species is featured in: Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin T. Little is known about the home range and migration patterns of this species, although they are thought to be relatively sedentary.


The head is conical in shape and lacks a beak and melon. Hawaiian monk seal Monachus schauinslandi. Which species are on the road to recovery?

Also known as Black dolphin, white-bellied dolphin. As more specimens were studied, it became clear that the back of the dolphin was in fact a mixture of grey colours and that its underside was white. They may also enter rivers and estuaries and can be seen as far as 5 kilometers upstream. Chilean dolphin biology Owing to its apparent shyness and relative scarcity, little is known about the Chilean Dolphin 1 4 5.

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Dorsally, it is essentially grey in colour 4 5with a lighter grey-cap over the melon 2. More accurate information on Chilean dolphin populations and the threats they face is needed to formulate a conservation plan. Hunting Chilean dolphins is now illegal, however independent fishermen continue to use this species for bait as their remote locations make it difficult to enforce the laws. Share this image — Hide sharing options. Breeding season Chilean dolphins breed in the winter. Register for an account To save searches and access a historical view of information you have downloaded you are required to register for an account.

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However, our work is nowhere near complete. Marine Mammals of the World: Atlantic white-sided dolphin L. It may NOT be used within Apps. The eyes are positioned just behind the mouth. Brownell and Donovan, ; Jefferson, et al.


They are also known to feed on green algae. Balaenoptera Common minke cfphalorhynchus B. Fisherman use the meat from the dolphins as bait to catch king crabs although this practice is now illegal.

Recording equipment at the time was not sufficient to capture the full extent of their sounds. They use echolocation to navigate their environment. The Chilean dolphin Cephalorhynchus eutropiaalso known as the black dolphinis one of four dolphins in the genus Cephalorhynchus.

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Chilean dolphins which have been cephakorhynchus near salmon hatcheries may eat young, newly released salmon.

Includes crabs, lobsters, shrimps, slaters, woodlice and ecphalorhynchus. The dolphin is only found off the coast of Chile ; it is commonly referred to in the country as tonina.

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