humpback dolphins look very similar to Indo-Pacific
humpback dolphins, though the areas that they live in
(their ranges of water) do not overlap. They can also
be confused with bottlenose dolphins, though they have
an elongated hump in the middle of their backs, and
small dorsal fins. This hump can be up to at least one
third of the dolphins body length, and grows when the
dolphin becomes adult.
An adults body color can be mid to dark grey (sometimes
speckled), with a paler colored belly- young dolphins
tend to be darker in color. The dorsal fin may be small,
curved or triangular in shape and may lighten with age.
The flukes have a distinctive middle notch with concave