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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Delphinidae — Fraser's dolphin.


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  • Bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus live around Malpelo; other dolphins occasionally seen are Risso's Grampus griseus, Fraser's Lagenodelphis hosei, striped Stenella coeruleoalba, Pacific spotted Stenella attenuata, roughtoothed Steno bredanensis, shortbeaked common Delphinus delphis and spinner Stenella longirostris dolphins.

    Malpelo Island Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, Colombia

  • These were collected by Charles Hose who was using the Trans-Siberian railway to get to Sarawak (which is where, in 1895, he discovered the cetacean that later became known as Fraser’s dolphin Lagenodelphis hosei).

    Archive 2006-12-01


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