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Scientific name: Sousa plumbea
Common name: Humpback dolphin
Phyulm Sub Phylum Class Sub Class Order Sub Order Family Sub Family Genus Species
Chordata Vertebrata Mammalia Theriformes Cete Cetacea Delphinidae Delphininae Sousa Sousa plumbea


Short Description:

Humpback Dolphins are members of the genus Sousa. These dolphins are characterized by the conspicuous humps and elongated dorsal fins found on the back of adult members of the species.Upper surface dark grey ,shading to pale off-white below

Size: 2.8m
Behaviour: Forming schools of up to 25
Diet: Small fish 
Distribution: They are found close to shore along the coast of West Africa (Atlantic species/variety) and right along the coast of the Indian Ocean from South Africa to Australia (Indo-Pacific species/varieties).
Depth: 0-100m 
Habitat: Pelagic
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