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Spinner dolphin

Binomial name: Stenella longirostris, John Edward Gray, 1828

The spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) is a small dolphin found in off-shore tropical waters around the world. It is famous for its acrobatic displays in which it spins along its longitudinal axis as it leaps through the air. It is a member of the family Delphinidae of toothed whales.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Cetacea
Family
Delphinidae
Genus
Stenella
Species
Stenella longirostris

Common names

  • English:
    • Long-beaked dolphin
    • Long-snouted dolphin
    • Spinner dolphin
  • Spanish:
    • Delfín tornillón
    • Estenela giradora
  • French: Dauphin longirostre

Subspecies

  • Stenella longirostris centroamericana, William F. Perrin, 1990

  • Stenella longirostris longirostris, John Edward Gray, 1828

  • Stenella longirostris orientalis, William F. Perrin, 1990

Conservation status

Data Deficient (IUCN3.1)

Data Deficient (IUCN3.1)

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