Gallery description : dusky dolphin

The maximum speed it is able to reach is 37kph (23mph). The average weight is 80kg - 120kg (176lbs - 264lbs). Dusky Dolphin usually lives in cooler waters near continental shelves. It has a smooth skin type. The diet is carnivore. Dusky Dolphin which scientific name is lagenorhynchus obscurus is 1.6m - 2.1m (5ft - 7ft). The life span is 18 - 25 years.

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Facts about dusky dolphins
NameDusky Dolphin
DietCarnivore
HabitatCooler waters near continental shelves
Life Span18 - 25 years
Common NameDusky dolphin
ColourGrey, blue, black, white
OrderCetacea
LifestyleDiurnal/nocturnal
Conservation StatusData deficient
ClassMammalia
Top Speed37kph (23mph)
Skin TypeSmooth
Scientific NameLagenorhynchus obscurus
PhylumChordata
FamilyDelphinidae
PredatorsKiller whales, sharks, humans
KingdomAnimalia
GenusLagenorhynchus
Size (L)1.6m - 2.1m (5ft - 7ft)
GroupMammal
PreyAnchovies, sardines, squid
Weight80kg - 120kg (176lbs - 264lbs)
Average Litter Size1
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Description Dusky dolphin. Dusky Dolphin, New Zealand
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