Dusky dolphin

Lagenoryhnchus obscurus

1.5 - 2.2m

Dark grey


Dorsal fin

Dusky dolphins are medium-sized grey and white dolphins with tall, curved dorsal fins. The sweeping white blaze on their flanks gives them a beautiful pattern that can be seen when they breach. They have dark 'lips', beak tip and patch around each eye. These patterns stand out on the lighter face. A dusky dolphins dorsal fin has a darker leading edge and a lighted coloured trailing edge. 

Key Features:

  • Sloped melon and short dark-coloured beak 

  • Tall, curved, two-toned dorsal fin 

  • Dark great back, white undersides and grey patterning on the flank 

  • Fast swimmers, highly social energetic and acrobatic 




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