of dolphin was only given its latin name 'delphinus
capensis' in 1994, when the short beaked dolphins were
split up from them. The long beaked common dolphin has
less contrast between the dark, white and yellow parts
of its body.
Differences include a slightly longer body, males 2m
- 2.6m, females 1.9m - 2.3m and at birth 70cm+. They
are also thinner to, with a less rounded head. Also,
they have a thicker, dark line between the beak and
the flipper. The most obvious difference is that of
the beak size. They mainly live in coastal regions,
and eat small fish and cephalopods.