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Species profile—Delphinus delphis (short-beaked common dolphin)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Mammalia (mammals) → Delphinidae (dolphins) → Delphinus delphis (short-beaked common dolphin)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Mammalia (mammals)
Family
Delphinidae (dolphins)
Scientific name
Delphinus delphis Linnaeus, 1758
Common name
short-beaked common dolphin
Type reference
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Holmiae : Laurentii Salvii Tom. 1 824 pp.
WildNet taxon ID
1043
Alternate name(s)
common dolphin
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Least concern
Back on Track (BoT) status
Low
Conservation significant
No
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=1043

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

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Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
7 September 2021
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