Atlantic White Sided Dolphin

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetacea
Family: Delphinidae
Genus: Lagenorhynchus
Species: obliquidens

Work Cited

"Pacific White-Sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus Obliquidens) - Office of Protected Resources - NOAA Fisheries." Pacific White-Sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus Obliquidens) - Office of Protected Resources - NOAA Fisheries. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2016.

"CMS: Lagenorhynchus Acutus, Atlantic White-sided Dolphin." CMS: Lagenorhynchus Acutus, Atlantic White-sided Dolphin. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2016.

Desription of the body

The average size of a male white sided dolphin is about 270 cm and 230 kg. A female white sided dolphin are about 20 cm shorter and 50 kg lighter then the males. The color of the white sided dolphin are black or very dark grey back and dorsal fin with a narrow bright white patch on the side that extends back from below the dorsal fin. That is overlayed with a yellow blaze above a thin dark stripe running towards the flukes. The belly and lower jaw are white, the side of the body is a light grey.