Bottlenose Dolphin

Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821)

Upper body dark to light grey, fading to white underneath. Head and tail stock paler than body when viewed from above. Beak short and wide


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What habitats does Tursiops truncatus live in?

Open water, bays and occasionally tidal areas of rivers

What is the distribution of Tursiops truncatus?

Worldwide. Most Australian waters

How big does Tursiops truncatus grow?

Up to 3.8 m long

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