WoRMS name details

Delphinus capensis Gray, 1828

137093  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137093)

 unaccepted (synonym)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Gray, J. E. (1828). Original figures and short systematic descriptions of new and unfigured animals. Spicilegia Zoologica. Part 1.
page(s): 1,2 [details]   
Type locality contained in Cape of Good Hope  
type locality contained in Cape of Good Hope [details]
Distribution circum-global  
Distribution circum-global [details]
Perrin, W.F. (2018). World Cetacea Database. Delphinus capensis Gray, 1828. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137093 on 2018-04-24
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original description Gray, J. E. (1828). Original figures and short systematic descriptions of new and unfigured animals. Spicilegia Zoologica. Part 1.
page(s): 1,2 [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 375-376 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Mead, J. G.; Brownell, R. L. Jr. (2005). Cetacea. In Wilson, D.E. & D.M. Reeder (eds). Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Johns Hopkins University Press, 2,142 pp. 723--743., available online at http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/ [details]   

additional source Rice, D. W. (1998). Marine mammals of the world. Systematics and distribution. Society for Marine Mammalogy Special Publication. 4., available online at http://www.marinemammalscience.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/MarineMammalsOfTheWorld.pdf [details]   

additional source Hershkovitz, P. (1966). Catalog of Living Whales. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. (246): 1-259., available online at https://doi.org/10.5479/si.03629236.246 [details]   

additional source Jefferson, T. A., M. A. Webber and R. L. Pitman. (2008). Marine mammals of the world. Academic Press, Amsterdam. [details]   

additional source Perrin, W.F.; Würsig, B.; Thewissen, J.G.M. (2009). Encyclopedia of marine mammals. Second edition. Academic Press: London. ISBN 978-0-12-373553-9. xxix, 1316 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Heyning, J. E. and W. F. Perrin. (1994). Evidence for two species of common dolphins (genus Delphinus)from the eastern North Pacific. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Contributions in Science 442:1-35. [details]   

source of synonymy Cunha, H. A.; De Castro, R. L.; Secchi, E. R.; Crespo, E. A.; Lailson-Brito, J.; Azevedo, A. F.; Lazoski, C.; Solé-Cava, A. M. (2015). Molecular and Morphological Differentiation of Common Dolphins (Delphinus sp.) in the Southwestern Atlantic: Testing the Two Species Hypothesis in Sympatry. PLOS ONE. 10(11): e0140251., available online at https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0140251 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Holotype Whole mount with skull (BM 41.1734) in the British Museum (Natural History), London. [details]

IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient (DD) [details]

Synonymy Further molecular studies could help to ascertain whether the holotype specimen of Delphinus capensis matches Delphinus delphis. These problems of typology, involving 19th century specimens and the names based on them, will gradually be resolved by ongoing molecular and morphometric studies.  [details]

From other sources
Distribution circum-global [details]

Habitat tropical to warm temperate waters [details]
 

LanguageName 
English whitebelly porpoisesaddle-back dolphinlong-beaked saddle-back dolphinlong-beaked common dolphincommon dolphinBaja-neritic common dolphin  [details]
French dauphin commun à long bec  [details]
Japanese ハセイルカ  [details]
Korean ginburi-cham-dolgorae  [details]
Portuguese golfinho-comum-de-bico-longo  [details]
Spanish delfín común de rostro largo  [details]
Thai plaloma pak yao  [details]