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 Stenella

Stenella longirostris (Gray, 1828)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

StenellaGray, 1866accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Afrikaans: toldolfyn
 Balochi: tishuk
 Cebuano: lumba lumba
 Dutch: langsnuitdolfijn
 English: Central American spinner; dwarf spinner dolphin; eastern spinner; Gray's spinner; long-beaked dolphin; long-nosed dolphin; long-snouted spinner dolphin; red-bellied dolphin; rollover; small-headed dolphin; spinner; spinner dolphin; spinner porpoise; whitebelly spinner sources: Shirihai, H. 2002 A complete guide to Antarctic Wildlife: the Birds and Marine Mammals of the Antarctic Continent and the Southern Ocean Alula Press FI 510 pp;Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. Marine mammals of the world. FAO Species Identification Guide. Rome. 312 p.
 French: dauphin longirostre
 Indonesian: lumba-lumba paruh panjang; lumba-lumba peruh panjang; lumba-lumba perut marah
 Japanese: hashinaga iruka
 Korean: ginburi-dolgorae
 Portuguese: golfinho rotador
 Russian: dlinnonosyi delfin; vertyashchiysya delfin
 Spanish, Castillian: churumbeles; delfín churumbelo; delfin de hocico largo; delfín girador; delfín tornillon; delfin volteador; estenela giradora; falso delfin; tornillos
 Thai: plaloma huakhuadmalayu; plaloma kradod


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

Perrin, W. F. (1998). Stenella longirostris. Mammalian Species 599:1--7.

additional source

Schmidly, D. J. and B. Würsig. 2009. Mammals (Vertebrata: Mammalia) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1343–1352 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

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

ITIS database





External Links

GenBank (405 nucleotides; 124 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (47 publications)


Perrin, W. (2014). Stenella longirostris (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:137109




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