Marine Mammals Information Database :Illustrated Guide of Marine Mammals

Striped dolphin

Scientific Name : Stenella coeruleoalba / Japanese Name : suji-iruka


Order Cetacea
Suborder Odontoceti
Family Delphinidae
Genus Stenella
Species coeruleoalba
Subspecies -
Subtype -
CITES Appendix II IUCN RedData Status Least Concern
Baleen plates or tooth-Upper jaw 43-50 Baleen plates or tooth-Lower jaw 43-50
At birth At weaning Adult Adult male Adult female
大きさ 3.5ft 5.5ft 7-8.5ft - -
重さ - - 100-130kg - -
Feature and Habit
The body shape and the beak is slender. Color pattern is well defined; dark gray dorsally, light gray laterally, white ventrally with black stripes between the eye and the anus, and the eye and the flipper. The dorsal fin is large and curved. The dorsal fin, the flukes and the flippers are dark gray. Each tooth row is 43-50. They inhabit in offshore waters. They are in pods of some hundreds of dolphins.
Stranding Record(s) in Japan

Marine Mammals Skull Database

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Sex - Reproductive Condition adult
Body length - Locality Ito, Shizuoka Pre.
Museum No. - Other No. -

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