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Pantropical spotted dolphin

Common Name Pantropical spotted dolphin

Scientific Name Stenella attenuata

Species Mammals

Family/Group Dolphins



  • JOSH wrote on Jul 18, 2012:

    I just want to know If it is possible to swim with these dolphins and would like to know the prices to do that. I"ll appreciate it. Thanks

  • wrote on May 7, 2012:

    this is a very rare specie!

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The Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata) is a species of dolphin found in all the world's temperate and tropical oceans. The species was beginning to come under threat due to the killing of millions of individuals in tuna purse seines. The 1980s saw the rise of "dolphin-friendly" tuna capture methods in order to save millions of the species in the eastern Pacific Ocean and it is now one of the most abundant dolphin species in the world.

Further Reading

Nicaragua Animal Guide