Long-Beaked Common Dolphin Skull measures 18.5 inches. Long-Beaked Common Dolphin Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Delphinus capensis is the scientifc name. Cast of an original California Academy of Sciences specimen. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

Long-beaked Common dolphin or Delphinus capensis is native to various tropical and subtropical coasts throughout the worlds oceans. Long-beaked Common dolphin or Delphinus capensis feed on schooling fish such as anchovies, sardines and pilchards. This species is very similar to the Short beaked Common dolphin and was once considered to be the same species.

Long-beaked Common dolphin or Delphinus capensis is medium-sized, but smaller than the more popular bottlenose dolphin. Adults range between 6.2 and 8.2 ft., long, and can weigh between 176 and 518 lbs. Males are generally longer and heavier. The back is dark and the belly is white, while on each side is an hourglass pattern colored light grey, yellow or gold in front and dirty grey in back.

Long-beaked Common dolphin or Delphinus capensis also has a rounded melon on the tops of their heads used for echolocation. Delphinus capensis has a long, thin rostrum with up to 60 small, sharp, interlocking teeth on each side of each jaw.

Long-beaked Common dolphin or Delphinus capensis can live in aggregations of hundreds or even thousands. Within these large groups, smaller subgroups of 10 to 30, related in either sex or age, typically are found. They sometimes associate with other dolphin species, such as pilot whales.

Long-beaked Common dolphins have also been observed bow riding on baleen whales, and they also bow ride on boats. Delphinus capensis breaching behavior and aerial acrobatics are common with this species.

Long-beaked Common dolphin or Delphinus capensis has a varied diet consisting of small schooling fish, such as sardines, anchovies, mackerels, pilchards, mullet, drum or croaker. Long beaked dolphins gather in huge superpods and there is seldom enough food in one place to support all of them, smaller groups leave the main pod for a few hours to feed.

Delphinus capensis are able to dive in the water to about 900 ft. and hold their breath for up to 8 minutes to catch prey.

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Class: Mammalia

Order: Cetacea

Genus: Dephinus

Family: Delphinidae

Species: Capensis

Additional information

Weight 3.5 lbs
Dimensions 18.5 in
Long-Beaked Common Dolphin Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Infraorder: Cetacea
Family: Delphinidae
Genus: Delphinus
Species: D. capensis
Binomial name: Delphinus capensis
Conservation status: Least concern


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