Striped Dolphin

Striped Dolphin

(Stenella coeruleoalba)

Also known as the fin whale, its most prominent feature are its markings. The top and sides of the body are black or a dark greyish-brown, which fades gradually into white on the belly. The colour of the head, however, is asymmetrical. The right side of its face is light grey with a white jaw, matching the colouring of the throat and belly. The left side of its face is darker, with a dark grey jaw and throat. It also has a series of colour markings across the width of its back, behind its head, the most distinctive being shaped like an upside-down V, which is more visible on the right side.

Species details
  • Name: Striped Dolphin
  • Scientific name: Stenella coeruleoalba
  • Length: up to 2,7 metres
  • Weight: 100 – 130 kg
  • Watching possibilities: medium