whale Order Cetacea

Family Delphinidae

Scientific Name

Lagenorhynchus acutus

Other Names

Unknown

Thumbnail Description

The Atlantic white-sided dolphin was named by John Edward Gray in 1828

Size and Weight

WEIGHT: 200–230 kg (440–510 lb)

Habitat

Cool, temperate waters

Distribution

Newfoundland, Cape Cod, North Sea

Diet

Herring, mackerel, cod, smelt, hake, and sandlance), shrimp, and squid

Reproduction

1

Population

200,000 – 300,000

Lifespan

27 years

Speed

Unknown

Predators

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Form groups of 60 animals

Conservation Status

Least Concern