Common Dolphin

Common Dolphin

(Delphinus delphis)

This oceanic species is distributed across most of the seas on our planet, which is why it is called common dolphin. It is easily identi able thanks to a pale yellow strip on each of its sides. In Tenerife it is possible to see this type of dolphin throughout the year, but mostly in the winter season. Their behaviour among boats is active and playful, as they enjoy bow-riding boats (swimming in front of boats) to surf and leap.

Species details
  • Name: Common Dolphin
  • Scientific name: Delphinus delphis
  • Length: up to 2,5 meters
  • Weight: 80 -130 kilograms
  • Watching possibilities: medium