Animalia > Chordata > Mammalia > Cetacea > Delphinidae > Lagenorhynchus > Lagenorhynchus acutus

Lagenorhynchus acutus (Atlantic White-sided Dolphin)

Synonyms: Delphinus acutus; Delphinus leucopleurus; Lagenorhynchus gubernator; Lagenorhynchus leucopleurus; Lagenorhynchus perspicillatus
Language: French

Wikipedia Abstract

The Atlantic white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus) is a distinctively coloured dolphin found in the cool to temperate waters of the North Atlantic Ocean.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 7.44
EDGE Score: 2.13


Adult Weight [1]  458.564 lbs (208.00 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  52.911 lbs (24.00 kg)
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Piscivore
Diet - Fish [2]  60 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  40 %
Forages - Marine [2]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  6 years 1 month
Gestation [1]  10 months 16 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Litters / Year [1]  0.4
Maximum Longevity [1]  27 years
Weaning [1]  1 year 6 months

Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Range Map


Eastern Atlantic Ocean; Western Atlantic Ocean;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Food habits of Atlantic white-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus acutus) off the coast of New England, James E. Craddock, Pamela T. Polloni, Brett Hayward, Frederick Wenzel, Fish. Bull. 107:384–394 (2009)
5CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Specially protected natural territories of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation
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