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SPECIES Tursiops aduncus

Author:Ehrenberg, 1833.
Citation:Hemprich and Ehrenberg, Symbolae Physicae., Mammalia, decas II(folio k): ftn. 1.
Common Name:Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin
Type Locality:Ethiopia, Dahlak Arch., Belhosse Isl.
Distribution:Indian Ocean; distribution in Pacific uncertain.
Status:CITES Appendix II; IUCN Data Deficient.
Comments:Rice (1998:106) recognized this species based primarily on the work of LeDuc and Curry (1997). There is a growing consensus that this is one of the species of Tursiops that is valid. Its relationship to Tursiops nuuanu remains equivocal.
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    nuuanu Andrews, 1911

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