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Golfinho rotador - Spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris) | by Nicolaidis, R
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Golfinho rotador - Spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris)

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The spinner dolphin is a small cetaceans with a slim build. Adults are typically 129–235 cm and reach a body mass of 23–79 kg. This species has an elongated rostrum and a triangular or sub-triangular dorsal fin. Spinner dolphins generally have tripartite color patterns. The dorsal area is dark gray, the sides light gray, and the underside pale gray or white. There is also a dark band that runs from the eye to the flipper, bordered above by a thin light line.

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Taken on July 31, 2012