Upper body dark to light grey, fading to white underneath. Beak short and wide with 21-29 pairs of teeth in each jaw. Mouth curves upwards. Up to 3.1 m long.
Bottlenose Dolphins live in groups of less than 20. They eat a range of food, mostly fish and squid. They are usually found in offshore locations in the Bass Strait region, and are very rarely seen in Port Phillip.
Humans interactions include:
Common in captivity, where they are often trained to perform for humans.
Open water, bays and occasionally tidal areas of rivers.
Recorded in Australia
- CITES : Trade restrictions (Appendix II)
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least concern