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 delphis Linnaeus, 1758

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

DelphinusLinnaeus, 1758accepted genus name

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Delphinus delphis delphis Linnaeus, 1758

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: delfini i zakonshëm sources: Dhora, DH. 2008. Fjalor i emrave të kafshëve të Shqipërisë (Emri shkencor – Shqip – Anglisht) / Dictionary of animal names of Albania (Scientific names – Albanian – English). Camaj – Pipa. Shkodër, Albania. pp. 288.
 Aleutian: angaigik
 Bokmål (Norwegian): delfin; gulflankedelfin sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Bulgarian: obiknoven delfin; Делфин; Обикновен делфин sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Czech: delfín obecný
 Danish: almindelig delfin sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: dolfijn; gewone dolfijn sources: Camphuysen, Kees
 English: common dolphin; saddle-backed dolphin; short-beaked common dolphin; short-beaked saddleback dolphin; short-beaked saddle-backed dolphin sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 English-United States: Common Dolphin sources: Charles Hussey
 French: bec d'oie; camus; dauphin à bande fauve; dauphin commun; dauphin commun à petit bec; dauphin ordinaire; dauphin vulgaire sources: Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.
 German: Delfin; Delphin; gemeiner Delphin; kurzschnäuziger gemeiner Delphin sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greek: Κοινό δελφίνι sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greenlandic: ardlusarsuk
 Icelandic: hofrung; huisen; hundfiscur
 Israel (Hebrew): דולפין מובהק sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: delfino; delfino comune sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Japanese: ma iruka; tobi iruka
 Lithuanian: paprastasis delfinas sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian: delphin; dolffin; spinger; spinghval
 Norwegian Bokmål: delfin; gulflankedelfin sources: Systema Naturae, 10th ed., 1:77
 Norwegian Nynorsk: delfin; gulflankedelfin sources: Systema Naturae, 10th ed., 1:77
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): delfin; gulflankedelfin sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: delfin pospolity; delfin zwyczajny sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Portuguese: golfinho
 Romanian: delfinul comun sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Russian: byelobochka; byelobochka (Black Sea); obyknovennyi delfin; дельфин белобочка; обыкновенный дельфин sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: navadni delfin sources: Davorin Tome
 Spanish, Castillian: delfín común; delfín común de rostro corto sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: delfin; delphin; springare sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Tamul: pomigra
 Turkish: tirtak; tirtak yunus; tyrtak; yunus sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Білобочка чорноморська; Дельфін білобочка sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: dolffin cyffredin

Literature

original description

Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp.

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

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008.

additional source

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

additional source

King, C. (2009). Terrestrial mammals (Chordata). In: Gordon, D. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity. Volume One: Kingdom Animalia. 584 pp

additional source

Carwardine, M., E. Hoyt, R. E. Fordyce and P. Gill. 1998. Whales, dolphins and porpoises. Time-Life Books. Nature Company Guides, USA. 288 p.

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.

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

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External Links

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Citation

Perrin, W. (2012). Delphinus delphis Linnaeus, 1758. In: Perrin, W.F. World Cetacea Database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:137094

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Occurrence

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Environment


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Importance

EU Habitat Directive:
annex IV EU Habitat Directive Annex IV: Species of community interest in need of strict protection.
IUCN:
Red List status LC 2008This species is least concern and is widespread and abundant according to the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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