Upper body dark grey from beak to midway between dorsal fin and tail flukes. Sides of body pale yellow and grey-white sides of the tail. Dark stripe from beak and dark patch around each eye. Up to 3 m long.
Short-beaked Common Dolphins swim in groups, sometimes with hundreds of individuals. Their food includes shoaling and mid-water fish and squid.
Humans interactions include:
At risk from driftnets, chemical contamination of water.
Open water and shallow coastal seas.
Worldwide. Most Australian waters. Potentially near Port Phillip, recorded from Victoria.
Recorded in Australia
- CITES : Trade restrictions (Appendix II)
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern