Anders Galatius

Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Cetacea: Delphinidae)

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Lagenorhynchus albirostris (Gray, 1846a) is a delphinid commonly called the white-beaked dolphin. A robustly built dolphin with black, white, and gray coloration, it has a whitish beak, a prominent dorsal fin, and a white saddle behind the fin. Endemic to the temperate and subarctic North Atlantic, it is associated with continental shelf habitats. The conservation status of L. albirostris is poorly known. L. albirostris is currently listed as "Least Concern" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources and it is listed on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMammalian Species
Pages (from-to)35-47
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2016

    Research areas

  • Cetacean, continental shelf, dolphin, North Atlantic, subarctic waters, temperate waters, white-beaked dolphin

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