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Rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis)

Rough-toothed dolphin: The stretch marks on its teeth and its elongated skull are the most representative characteristics of this species. It is a dolphin darker than the bottlenose and has lighter spots. They are distributed in groups of 6 to 10 specimens. Weight: up to 150 kg. Size: up to 2.7 meters

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Steno bredanensis is a species of dolphin commonly known as the rough-toothed dolphin or stenella dolphin. It is a medium-sized dolphin found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world, including the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean.

Rough-toothed dolphins have a distinctive appearance with a large, bulbous head and a slender body. Their body colour is generally dark grey on top and white or light grey underneath. The name “rough teeth” refers to the teeth at the front of their mouth, which are jagged and jagged.

These dolphins are known to be very active and agile in the water, and are capable of impressive acrobatics such as leaps and spins in the air. They are effective predators that feed mainly on fish and squid.

Unfortunately, like many other dolphin species, rough-toothed dolphins are endangered due to bycatch, pollution and habitat alteration. Although measures have been taken to protect these dolphins, such as the creation of marine protected areas, they still face significant threats and are considered an endangered species.