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 Tursiops

Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

TursiopsGervais, 1855accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Afrikaans: stumpneusdolfyn
 Arabic: delfin kabir
 Bokmål (Norwegian): tumler sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Bulgarian: afаlа; Аfаlа; Афала sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points;Bulgarian PESI focal point
 Croatian: dobri dupin
 Danish: øresvin sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: tuimelaar sources: Camphuysen, Kees
 English: bottlenose dolphin; bottlenosed dolphin; bottle-nosed dolphin; common bottlenose dolphin; Афаліна чорноморська sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS);PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English-United States: Bottlenose dolphin; Bottle-nosed Dolphin sources: Charles Hussey
 French: dauphin à gros nez; dauphin nesarnak; grand dauphin; grand souffleur; oudre; souffleur; tursion; tursiops 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: grosser Tümmler; Großtümmler; hochcöpliger Tümmler; Tümmler sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greek: rinodélfino; Ρινοδέλφινο sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Greenlandic: nezarnak
 Israel (Hebrew): dolphinan yam hatichon; דולפינן ים-התיכון sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Italian: delfino maggiore; delfino soffiatore; tursio; tursione; tursiope ; tursiope troncato sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Japanese: handa iruka
 Latvian: lielaa-iuras-tsuuka
 Lithuanian: afalina sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Maltese: delfin geddumu qasir
 Norwegian: tandthöije
 Norwegian Bokmål: tumler sources: Mem. Wernerian Nat. Hist. Soc., 3:75, pl. 3
 Norwegian Nynorsk: tumlar sources: Mem. Wernerian Nat. Hist. Soc., 3:75, pl. 3
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): tumlar sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Polish: butlonos zwyczajny sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Portuguese: délfin-mular; golfinho-flíper; golfinho-nariz-de-garrafa; roaz
 Russian: afalina; afalina (in Black Sea); bolshoi delfin; chernyi delfin sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Slovenian: velika pliskovka sources: Davorin Tome
 Spanish, Castillian: delfín mular
 Swedish: oresvin; öresvin sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Turkish: afale; afalina
 Ukrainian: Афаліна; Афаліна чорноморська sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Welsh: dolffin trwyn potel

Literature

original description

Montagu, G. (1821). Description of a species of Delphinus, which appears to be new. Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society 3:75--82.

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

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

ITIS database

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.

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External Links

Link Marine Life Information Network - UK
Link To GBIF

Citation

Perrin, W. (2012). Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821). 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:137111

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Occurrence

 Present  Absent  Doubtful  Native  Introduced  Naturalised  Invasive  Managed  No data

Environment


marine

Importance

EU Habitat Directive:
annex II EU Habitat Directive Annex II: Species of community interest whose conservation requires the designation of special areas of conservation.
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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