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SPECIES Delphinus capensis

Author:Gray, 1828.
Citation:Spicilegia Zoologica, 1: 1-2, tab. 2.
Common Name:Long-beaked Common Dolphin
Type Locality:Cape of Good Hope.
Distribution:Near-shore tropical to temperate waters, world-wide.
Status:CITES Appendix I; IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:See Heyning and Perrin (1994) for details. Rice (1998:112) recognized D. tropicalis (Arabian Common Dolphin) as a separate species.
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Synonyms:

    bairdii Dall, 1873
    major Gray, 1866
    tropicalis van Bree, 1971

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