Common dolphin (Delphinus genus)

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    Despite the historic practice of lumping the entire Delphinus genus into a single species, these widely distributed dolphins exhibit a wide variety of size, shape and colour. Indeed over the past few decades over 20 distinct species in the genus have been proposed. Scientists in California in the 1960s concluded that there were two species - the long-beaked and short-beaked. This analysis was essentially confirmed by a more in-depth genetic study in the 1990s. This study also suggested that a third species (D. tropicalis, common name usually Arabian Common Dolphin), characterized by an extremely long and thin beak and found in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean, might be distinguished from the long-beaked species. The current standard taxonomic works recognize this as just a regional variety.

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    1. DeusXFlorida (10,211,658 views) - thanks guys! 82 months ago | reply

      Awesome photo - good luck ! He looks like a torpedo on a move!

    2. peskynewt 79 months ago | reply

      lovely head-on shot

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    4. edplain 76 months ago | reply

      Great angle!

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      hahaha this is wonderful!!

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    10. luxton san 69 months ago | reply

      Stunning capture!

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