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SPECIES Delphinus delphis

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 77.
Common Name:Short-beaked Common Dolphin
Type Locality:E North Atlantic ("Oceano Europaeo").
Distribution:Worldwide: temperate and tropical waters, including the Black Sea.
Status:CITES Appendix II; IUCN Lower Risk (lc), except for Mediterranian subpopulation, which is Endangered.
Comments:See Heyning and Perrin (1991, 1994). Rice (1998:112) recognized D. d. ponticus (Black Sea Common Dolphin).
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SUBSPECIES delphis

SUBSPECIES ponticus

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