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SPECIES Stenella attenuata

Author:Gray, 1846.
Citation:Zool. Voy. H.M.S. "Erebus" and "Terror", 1: 44.
Common Name:Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Type Locality:None given, unknown (possibly India, see Gray, 1843).
Distribution:Worldwide: temperate to tropical waters.
Status:CITES Appendix II; IUCN Lower Risk (cd).
Comments:Perrin et al. (1987) revised this species. D. dubius is a nomen nudum [sic dubium] (Perrin et al., 1987). Opinion 1660 of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (1991) conserved attenuatus Gray, 1846 and suppressed velox Cuvier, 1829, pseudodelphis Schlegel, 1841, and brevimanus Wagner, 1846. Rice (1998:108) recognized Stenella attenuata subspecies A of Perrin (1975) (Eastern Tropical Pacific Offshore Spotted Porpoise), S. a. subspecies B of Perrin (1975) (Hawaiian Spotted Porpoise), and S. a. graffmani (Eastern Pacific Coastal Spotted Porpoise (Perrin, 1975)).
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SUBSPECIES attenuata

SUBSPECIES graffmani

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