Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Tetrapoda > Class Mammalia > Subclass Theria > Order Cetartiodactyla > Suborder Cetancodonta > Infraorder Cetacea > Superfamily Odontoceti > Family Delphinidae > Genus Delphinus

Delphinus capensis Gray, 1828

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

DelphinusLinnaeus, 1758accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: Baja-neritic common dolphin; long-beaked common dolphin; long-beaked saddle-back dolphin; saddle-back dolphin; whitebelly porpoise sources: UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
 French: dauphin commun à long bec
 German: Langschnäuziger Gemeiner Delphin sources: Germany PESI focal point
 Greek: Μακρύρυγχο κοινό δελφίνι sources: Greek PESI focal point
 Israel (Hebrew): דולפין מצוי sources: Hebrew PESI focal point
 Italian: Delfino comune a becco lungo sources: italian PESI focal point
 Korean: ginburi-cham-dolgorae
 Lithuanian: ilgasnukis paprastasis delfinas sources: Lithuanian PESI focal point
 Portuguese: golfinho-comum-de-bico-longo
 Russian: обыкновенный дельфин, sources: Russian PESI focal point
 Spanish, Castillian: delfín común de rostro largo
 Thai: plaloma pak yao
 Turkish: Uzun burunlu tirtak


original description

Gray J.E. (1828). Original figures and short systematic descriptions of new and unfigured animals. Spicilegia Zoologica Part 1.

basis of record

van der Land, J. (2001). Tetrapoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 375-376

additional source

Jefferson, T. A., M. A. Webber and R. L. Pitman. (2008). Marine mammals of the world. Academic Press, Amsterdam.

additional source

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

additional source

Perrin, W. F., B. Würsig and J. G. M. Thewissen. (2009). Encyclopedia of marine mammals. Academic Press, Amsterdam.

additional source

Mead, J. G. and R. L. Brownell, Jr. (2005). Cetacea. Pages 723--743 in Wilson, D.E. & D.M. Reeder (eds). Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), Johns Hopkins University Press, 2,142 pp.

additional source

Rice, D. W. 1998. Marine mammals of the world. Systematics and distribution. Society for Marine Mammalogy Special Publication 4.

additional source

Hershkovitz, P. (1966). Catalog of living whales. U.S. National Museum Bulletin 246:1--259.

additional source

Heyning, J. E. and W. F. Perrin. (1994). Evidence for two species of common dolphins (genus Delphinus)from the eastern North Pacific. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Contributions in Science 442:1-35.





External Links

Barcode of Life (2 barcodes)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (35 publications)


Perrin, W. (2014). Delphinus capensis Gray, 1828. In: Perrin, W.F. (2014) World Cetacea Database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137093




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