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SPECIES Lagenorhynchus obliquidens

Author:Gill, 1865.
Citation:Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 17: 177.
Common Name:Pacific White-sided Dolphin
Type Locality:USA, "obtained at San Francisco, California".
Distribution:North Pacific: cold-temperate waters except warm-temperate waters of the ends of its range. Undocumented sighting from Hong Kong (Hammond and Leatherwood, 1984:495).
Status:CITES Appendix II; IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:May be a northern hemisphere form of L. obscurus. Lagenorhynchus thicolea is not synonymous with L. obliquidens (see Lissodelphis).
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Synonyms:

    longidens (Cope, 1866)
    ognevi Slensov, 1955

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