Rough Toothed Dolphin
The Rough Toothed Dolphin is a medium-sized dolphin found in moderately warm tropical waters throughout the world.The Rough Toothed Dolphin is a social dolphin but some dolphins may exhibit solitary behavior and may prefer traveling alone or in smaller group.
Roughly shaped teeth have given the name to the dolphin and teeth make these dolphins easy to identify among other dolphins.
Rough Toothed Dolphin is a member of Steno genus.
SCIENTIFIC NAME : Steno bredanesis
Length : 7 to 9 1/2 feet
Weight : 90 and 155 kg (142 ti 350 pounds)
Color : Light to Dark Grey in color with pinkish, white or yellowish markings around mouth and sides.
Rough Toothed Dolphin Facts
The body is streamlined and easy to move. The body of the rough toothed dolphin has large dorsal fin, long snout and a canonical shaped head when compared to other dolphins.Their teeth are distinctive, having a roughened surface formed by numerous narrow irregular ridges and are 19 to 26 in number.
These dolphins can dive up to 750 ft and are able to hold their breath up to 15 minutes.
These dolphins are not as acrobatic as other dolphins species they have been known to occasionally bow-wave.
The dolphins mostly feed on fishes, squids and octopus.
These dolphins are marine mammals and give birth to a single offspring once every 1 – 4 years and it is estimated that they reach sexual maturity between the ages of 5 – 10 years.The baby is nursed by the mother.