Species Cephalorhynchus heavisidii (Gray, 1828) (Heaviside's dolphin)

Biological classification:
  • kingdom: Animalia
  • - phylum: Chordata
  • -- class: Mammalia
  • --- order: Cetacea
  • ---- family: Delphinidae
  • ----- species: Cephalorhynchus heavisidii
Characteristics:carnivore; length: 1,3-1,7m; black upperparts, white on the lower throat, chest and abdomen, white bands from the abdomen towards the tail and from flipper and throat towards the eye; triangular fin; very short beak; stocky appearance;
South Africa
References:Stuart and Stuart 2007: 276
Source: http://media.eol.org/data_objects/31642626
Date: 2011-08-02
Creator: Biodiversity Heritage Library
Permission: Creative Commons Attribution License
Comments: A book of whales London,J. Murray;1900. biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1398416
Source: http://media.eol.org/data_objects/28680544
Place: source:Flickr
Creator: Joachim Huber from Switzerland
Permission: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License
Comments: Haviside's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii) off Lüderitz, Namibia
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