Attenuata Dolphin Skull Replica measures 16.5 inches. Attenuata Dolphin Skull is cast in polyurethane resins, museum quality cast made in the USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The Pantropical Spotted Dolphin or Attenuata Dolphin is very active and is prone to making large, splashy leaps from the sea. It is a common breacher and will often clear the water for a second or more. Bow-riding and other play with boats is common.
In the eastern Pacific, the dolphin is often found swimming with yellowfin tuna (hence the problem with dolphin deaths caused by tuna fishing). However, they do not feed on that fish.
The Pantropical Spotted Dolphin is a fairly slender, streamlined animal, with a dark cape and light spots on its body that increase in number and size as it gets older.
This species has a long, thin beak and a falcate dorsal fin, which is the thinnest among dolphins. The upper and lower jaws are darkly colored, but are separated by thin, white “lips”.
The Pantropical Spotted Dolphin or Attenauta’s chin, throat, and belly are white to pale grey with a limited number of spots.
The flanks are separated into three distinct bands of color. The lightest band at the bottom, followed by a thin, grey strip in the middle of the flank, and a dark-grey back. The tall concave dorsal fin is similarly colored. The thick tail stock matches the color of the middle band.
The vocal repertoire of the pantropical spotted dolphin has not been clearly documented. There is no published information about the acoustic signals from South Atlantic Ocean populations of the mammal.