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Species profile—Sousa sahulensis (Australian humpback dolphin)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Mammalia (mammals) → Delphinidae (dolphins) → Sousa sahulensis (Australian humpback dolphin)

Photo of Sousa sahulensis (Australian humpback dolphin) - Crocetti, S.,QPWS,2003
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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Mammalia (mammals)
Family
Delphinidae (dolphins)
Scientific name
Sousa sahulensis Jefferson & Rosenbaum, 2014
Common name
Australian humpback dolphin
Type reference
Jefferson, T.A. & Rosenbaum, H.C. (2014). Taxonomic revision of the humpback dolphins (Sousa spp.), and description of a new species from Australia. Marine Mammal Science 30(4), 1494-1541.
WildNet taxon ID
1032
Synonym(s)
Sousa chinensis
Sousa queenslandensis
Alternate name(s)
Indo-Pacific hump-backed dolphin
Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Vulnerable
Back on Track (BoT) status
Critical
Conservation significant
Yes
Wetland status
Wetland Indicator Species
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Species environment
Marine

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=1032

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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