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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Cetacea
Family:Delphinidae
Genus:Stenella
Genus species:Stenella coeruleoalba

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:2.4 m
Weight:100 kg
Identification:The possible colors of the striped dolphin include dark gray, brown, or blue. The flanks are a light gray color, the flippers are black, and the belly is white. This dolphin also has black bands extending from the eyes to the anal area and from the eyes to the flippers.
Habitat:Deep offshore waters
Diet:Carnivore: fish, squid, shrimp
Reproduction:The exact timing of the breeding season depends on a population's location. Females breed once every three years. Gestation lasts for 12 months. The young are weaned at 18 months of age.
Striped dolphins travel in age-segregated groups of hundreds to thousands of individuals.
Behavior:The striped dolphin hunts and navigates using echolocation. The striped dolphin is sometimes found in association with the common dolphin.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Striped dolphins often come around boats to play. The life span of this dolphin is around 35 years.

Other Information

Geographic:All tropical, subtropical and warm temperate waters Date:1973-06 Subjects:sea mammal
Striped dolphin
Stenella (Mammals)
Dolphins
Delphinidae
Toothed whales
Whales
Cetacea
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Marine mammals