General Description

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.


Worldwide. Most Australian waters. Potentially near Port Phillip, recorded from Victoria.


Open water and shallow coastal seas.

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