Common Bottlenose Dolphin

The Common Bottlenose Dolphin is the most well-known species of ocean dolphin in the world. They swim in temperate and tropical oceans across the globe.

Common Bottlenose Dolphins are mostly grey in color. They have short snouts and may be up to 13 feet long. Common Bottlenose Dolphins are extremely intelligent. This has led to increased interaction with humans, in captive settings.

They are commonly kept in captivity, at marine parks, aquariums, and dolphinariums. The first dolphins kept in captivity were at what is now known as Marineland of Florida near St. Augustine, Florida, in 1938. The Marine Mammal Protection Act was enacted in 1972; the last dolphins to be captured off of U.S. waters were collected in 1989.

Details & Statistics

Added to Scubadorable
Aug 3, 2012
Scientific Name
Tursiops truncatus
Also known as
Bottlenose Dolphin
Range
North Pacific, South Pacific, West Pacific, East Pacific, Gulf of California, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic, South Atlantic, West Atlantic, East Atlantic, North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Arabian Sea, Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean, Sea of Japan, East China Sea, South China Sea, Oceania, Coral Sea (GBR)
Length
98 to 132 inches
Depth
0 to 150 feet

International Names

Czech (Cesky)
Delfín skákavý
German (Deutsch)
Großer Tümmler
Danish (Dansk)
Øresvin
Spanish (Español)
delfín nariz de botella
Finnish (Suomi)
Pullokuonodelfiini, pullonokkadelfiini
French (Français)
Grand dauphin
Italian (Italiano)
delfino dal naso a bottiglia
Japanese (日本語)
ハンドウイルカ
Dutch (Nederlands)
Tuimelaar
Norwegian (Norsk)
Tumlar, Tumler
Polish (Polski)
delfin butlonosy
Portuguese (Português)
Golfinho-comum
Russian (русский язык)
Афалина
Swedish (Svenska)
Öresvin
Korean (한국어)
큰돌고래

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