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Hector's Dolphin
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Cephalorhynchus hectori
Family Name:
Size:
4 - 5ft
Weight:
75 - 130lb
Color:
white belly, armpits and throat, black dorsal fin and tail, and light grey sides and back
Diet:
fish and squid
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Hector's Dolphin

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Hector's Dolphin Description
  Like all Cephalorhynchus dolphins, Hector's dolphins do not have a distinct beak. They are also one of the smallest cetaceans, only growing to 1.5m or less.
From a distance they can look almost black but it actually has quite striking and complex markings. They have a white belly, armpits and throat, black dorsal fin and tail, and light grey sides and back.
They also have a dorsal fin that is very easy to identify because it is very rounded and leans backwards rather than straight up.
 
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