Cetacea taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821) 
AphiaID: 137111

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTetrapoda > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMammalia > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTheria > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetartiodactyla > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetancodonta > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCetacea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdontoceti > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops Gervais, 1855
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus (Tursio) cymodoce Burmeister, 1867 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus compressicauda Lesson, 1828 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus erebennus Cope, 1865 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus metis [No.1] Gray, 1846 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus nesarnack Lacépède, 1804 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus nesarnak Reichenback, 1846 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus parvimanus Lutken, 1887 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus troncatus F. Cuvier, 1836 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus truncatus Montagu, 1821 (basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus tursio Bonnaterre, 1789 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDelphinus tursio obtusus Schlegel, 1862 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursio cymodice Figueira, 1894 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursio metis Gray, 1868 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursio truncatus Gray, 1843 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops gephyreus Lahille, 1908 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops gilli Dall, 1873 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops gillii Scammon, 1874 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops maugeanus Iredale & Troughton, 1934 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops nuuanu Andrews, 1911 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops parvimanus Van Beneden, 1886 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops subridens Flower, 1884 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops truncantus Montagu, 1821 (Spelling mistake)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops truncatus gilli Tomilin, 1962 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops truncatus gillii Tomilin, 1957 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops tursio Gervais, 1855 (synonym)
Sources  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]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Afrikaans Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorstumpneusdolfynChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorstompneusdolfyn  [details]
Arabic Checked: verified by a taxonomic editordelfin kabir  [details]
Basque Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorizurde handia  [details]
Bulgarian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorАфалаUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorafаlа  [details]
Catalan Checked: verified by a taxonomic editormolarChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordofí mular  [details]
Croatian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editordobri dupin  [details]
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorøresvin  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortuimelaar  [details]
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorcommon bottlenose dolphinUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbottle-nosed dolphinUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbottlenosed dolphinChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbottlenose porpoiseUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbottlenose dolphinChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorblack porpoise  [details]
French Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortursiops nesarnakUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortursiopsChecked: verified by a taxonomic editortursionChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorsouffleurChecked: verified by a taxonomic editoroudreChecked: verified by a taxonomic editornesarnarkChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgros dauphin grisChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgrand souffleurChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgrand dauphinChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordauphin nesarnakUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordauphin à gros nez  [details]
German Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTümmlerChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorhochcöpliger TümmlerUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGroßtümmlerChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgrosser Tümmler  [details]
Hebrew Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorדולפינן ים-התיכוןChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordolphinan yam hatichon  [details]
Indonesian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorlumba-lumba hidung botol  [details]
Italian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortursiope troncatoUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortursiope Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortursioneChecked: verified by a taxonomic editortursioChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordelfino soffiatoreChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordelfino maggiore  [details]
Japanese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorhanda irukaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbando iruka  [details]
Kalaallisut Checked: verified by a taxonomic editornezarnak  [details]
Korean Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorkeun-dolgorae  [details]
Latvian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorlielaa-iuras-tsuuka  [details]
Lithuanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorafalina  [details]
Malagasy Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorlambondriaka aman'oron-tavoahangy  [details]
Malayalam Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorchankan eedi  [details]
Maltese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editordelfin geddumu qasir  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorΡινοδέλφινοChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorrinodélfino  [details]
Norwegian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortumlerChecked: verified by a taxonomic editortandthöije  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortumler  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortumlar  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbutlonos zwyczajny  [details]
Portuguese Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortoninhaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorroaz-corvineiroChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorroazChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgolfinho-nariz-de-garrafaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgolfinho-flíperChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordélfin-mularChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorboto-da-tainha  [details]
Romanian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortursiops  [details]
Russian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorchernyi delfinChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbolshoi delfinUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorafalina (in Black Sea)Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorafalina  [details]
Slovenian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorvelika pliskovka  [details]
Spanish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortursionChecked: verified by a taxonomic editortursioChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorpez mularChecked: verified by a taxonomic editormularChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorguamachinChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordelfin pico de botellaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordelfin nariz de botellaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordelfín mularChecked: verified by a taxonomic editordelfin de las islasChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbufeo  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoröresvinChecked: verified by a taxonomic editororesvin  [details]
Tamil Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorongoleChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorongil (dolphins in general)Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorodan  [details]
Telugu Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorgadamu  [details]
Turkish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorafalinaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorafale  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorАфаліна чорноморськаUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorАфаліна  [details]
Welsh Checked: verified by a taxonomic editordolffin trwynbwlUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordolffin trwyn potel  [details]
Direct child
taxa (5)

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 Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops truncatus ponticus Barabash-Nikiforov, 1940

Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops truncatus aduncus Hershkovitz, 1966 (nomen dubium)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops truncatus truncatus Hershkovitz, 1966 (nomen dubium)

Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops truncatus gilli Tomilin, 1962 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821)
Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops truncatus gillii Tomilin, 1957 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821)
Environment marine
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Southern Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSubantarctic Waters [details]
(no group)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorWorld Oceans [details]
From regional or thematic species database
North Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
From other sources
Adriatic Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAdriatic Sea [details]
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBlankenberge [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWenduine [details]
Eritrea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEritrea [details]
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux (doubtful[details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenyan Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Ionian Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIonian sea [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSchelde estuary [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWesterschelde [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorZeeland Banks [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
Tanzania
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTanzania [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPacific Ocean [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpanish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (10 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (194 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (888043 nucleotides; 23131 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIUCN Red List Category Least Concern (LC) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSynonymy 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Duncannon Pool, near Stoke Gabriel, about five miles up River Dart, Devonshire, England, UK. [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiet fish, cephalopods, invertebrates [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution East Pacific; Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Indo-West Pacific; Western Atlantic Ocean [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution circum-global, mostly between 45°N and 45°S [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat inshore and offshore [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat tropical to temperate, coastal [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137111
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2008-08-20 11:25:36Z  checked  Perrin, William
  
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  Citation: Perrin, W. (2014). Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821). In: Perrin, W.F. (2014) World Cetacea Database. Accessed through: Perrin, W.F. (2014) World Cetacea Database at http://www.marinespecies.org/cetacea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137111 on 2014-09-30