WoRMS taxon details

Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821)

137111  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137111)

accepted
Species
marine
Montagu, G. (1821). Description of a species of Delphinus, which appears to be new. Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society 3:75--82. [details]   
Note Duncannon Pool, near Stoke Gabriel, about five...  
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Type locality Duncannon Pool, near Stoke Gabriel, about five miles up River Dart, Devonshire, England, UK. [details]
Distribution East Pacific; Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Indo-West Pacific; Western Atlantic Ocean  
Distribution East Pacific; Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Indo-West Pacific; Western Atlantic Ocean [details]

Distribution circum-global, mostly between 45°N and 45°S  
Distribution circum-global, mostly between 45°N and 45°S [details]
Perrin, W.F. (2018). World Cetacea Database. Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137111 on 2018-07-19
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original description Montagu, G. (1821). Description of a species of Delphinus, which appears to be new. Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society 3:75--82. [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 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, available online at http://www.iucnredlist.org [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 King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554. [details]   

additional source Schmidly, D. J. and B. Würsig. 2009. Mammals (Vertebrata: Mammalia) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1343–1352 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

basis of record  (ofTursiops truncantus Montagu, 1821) Shirihai, H. (2002). A complete guide to Antarctic Wildlife: the Birds and Marine Mammals of the Antarctic Continent and the Southern Ocean. Alula Press FI 510 pp. [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Jefferson TA. & Hung SK. (2007). An updated, annotated checklist of the marine mammals of Hong Kong. Mammalia 71: pp 105-114. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

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Holotype Skull in the British Museum (Natural History), London: GERM 353a collected July 3, 1814. Number 353h-62.7.18.15 given by Herskovitz (1966) was in error; it refers to a specimen without data purchased in 1862. [details]

IUCN Red List Category Least Concern (LC) [details]

Synonymy The Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin Tursiops aduncus has been only recently recognized as a separate species. Although an attempt has been made here to limit synonyms to those taxa described from the geographical region of non-overlap of T. truncatus with T. aduncus, with further research, some of the names now in the synonymy may be relegated to T. aduncus. A number of nominal species that relate to either one or the other of the two bottlenose dolphins (because they were named from the region of overlap of the two species) are listed in the database as "incertae sedis" and are not included above. Where holotype specimens exist for these, they have not yet been examined to determine their identity. [details]

Type locality Duncannon Pool, near Stoke Gabriel, about five miles up River Dart, Devonshire, England, UK. [details]

From other sources
Diet fish, cephalopods, invertebrates [details]

Dimensions Length: male 2.4-3.8 m (8-12.5'), females 2.3-3.7 m (7.5-12'), at birth .7 m (2.5') [details]

Distribution East Pacific; Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Indo-West Pacific; Western Atlantic Ocean [details]

Distribution circum-global, mostly between 45°N and 45°S [details]

Habitat inshore and offshore [details]

Habitat tropical to temperate, coastal [details]
 

LanguageName 
Afrikaans stumpneusdolfynstompneusdolfyn  [details]
Arabic delfin kabir  [details]
Basque izurde handia  [details]
Bulgarian Афалаafаlа  [details]
Catalan molardofí mular  [details]
Croatian dobri dupin  [details]
Danish øresvin  [details]
Dutch tuimelaar  [details]
English common bottlenose dolphinbottle-nosed dolphinbottlenosed dolphinbottlenose porpoisebottlenose dolphinblack porpoise  [details]
French tursiops nesarnaktursiopstursionsouffleuroudrenesarnarkgros dauphin grisgrand souffleurgrand dauphindauphin nesarnakdauphin à gros nez  [details]
German Tümmlerhochcöpliger TümmlerGroßtümmlergrosser Tümmler  [details]
Hebrew דולפינן ים-התיכוןdolphinan yam hatichon  [details]
Indonesian lumba-lumba hidung botol  [details]
Italian tursiope troncatotursiope tursionetursiodelfino soffiatoredelfino maggiore  [details]
Japanese ハンドウイルカhanda irukabando iruka  [details]
Kalaallisut nezarnak  [details]
Korean keun-dolgorae  [details]
Latvian lielaa-iuras-tsuuka  [details]
Lithuanian afalina  [details]
Malagasy lambondriaka aman'oron-tavoahangy  [details]
Malayalam chankan eedi  [details]
Maltese delfin geddumu qasir  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Ρινοδέλφινοrinodélfino  [details]
Norwegian tumlertandthöije  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål tumler  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk tumlar  [details]
Polish butlonos zwyczajny  [details]
Portuguese toninharoaz-corvineiroroazgolfinho-nariz-de-garrafagolfinho-flíperdélfin-mularboto-da-tainha  [details]
Romanian tursiops  [details]
Russian chernyi delfinbolshoi delfinafalina (in Black Sea)afalina  [details]
Slovenian velika pliskovka  [details]
Spanish tursiontursiopez mularmularguamachindelfin pico de botelladelfin nariz de botelladelfín mulardelfin de las islasbufeo  [details]
Swedish öresvinoresvin  [details]
Tamil ongoleongil (dolphins in general)odan  [details]
Telugu gadamu  [details]
Turkish afalinaafale  [details]
Ukrainian Афаліна чорноморськаАфаліна  [details]
Welsh dolffin trwynbwldolffin trwyn potel  [details]