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Stenella
Striped Dolphin
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Subclass: Eutheria
Order: Cetacea
Suborder: Odontoceti
Family: Delphinidae
Genus: Stenella
Gray, 1866
Species

Stenella attenuata
Stenella frontalis
Stenella longirostris
Stenella clymene
Stenella coeruleoalba

Stenella is a genus of aquatic mammals in Delphinidae, the family informally known as the oceanic dolphins.[1][2][3] Currently five species are recognised in this genus:

The common name for species in this genus is the "spotted dolphins" or the "bridled dolphins".[1][2] They are found in temperate and tropical seas all around the world.[1][2] Individuals of several species begin their lives spotless and become steadily more covered in darker spots as they get older.[1][2]


The genus name comes from the Greek stenos meaning narrow.[1][2] It was coined by John Gray in 1866 when he intended it as a subgenus of Steno.[1] Modern taxonomists recognise two genera.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Tinker, Spencer Wilkie (1988). Whales of the World. Brill Archive. pp. 310. ISBN 0935848479, 9780935848472. http://books.google.com/books?id=ASIVAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA137&dq=%22Stenella%22&lr=.  
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Klinowska, Margaret; Justin Cooke (1991). Dolphins, Porpoises and Whales of the World. IUCN. pp. 429. ISBN 2880329361, 9782880329365. http://books.google.com/books?id=QynOriR1MxEC&dq=%22Stenella%22&lr=&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0.  
  3. ^ Walker, Ernest Pillsbury; Ronald M. Nowak, John E. Heyning, Randall R. Reeves, Brent S. Stewart, John E. Heyning, Randall R. Reeves, Brent S. Stewart (2003). Walker's Marine Mammals of the World. JHU Press. pp. 264. ISBN 0801873436, 9780801873430.  
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Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Stenella coeruleoalba (striped dolphin)

Taxonavigation

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Superordo: Cetartiodactyla
Ordo: Cetacea
Subordo: Odontoceti
Infraordines: Delphinida
Superfamilia: Delphinoidea
Familia: Delphinidae
Genus: Stenella
Species: S. attenuata - S. clymene - S. coeruleoalba - S. frontalis - S. longirostris

Name

Stenella (Gray, 1866)

References

  • Stenella on Mammal Species of the World.
    Don E. Wilson & DeeAnn M. Reeder (editors). 2005. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed).

Vernacular names

Deutsch: Fleckendelfine
English: Spotted or bridled dolphins
Français: Stenella
日本語: スジイルカ属
Polski: Delfiny stenella

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