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Hector's Dolphin

Hector's Dolphin
Photographer: Steve Reekie


The size of a Hector's Dolphin compared to an average human
The size of a Hector's Dolphin
compared to an average human


Hector's Dolphin Range Map (New Zealand)
Hector's Dolphin Range Map (New Zealand)

Latin Name Cephalorhynchus hectori
Conservation Status Endangered
Location New Zealand
Colour Grey
Length 1.2 - 1.5 m (4 - 5 ft)
Weight Up to 57 Kg (125 lbs)
Life Expectancy 20 Yrs

Subspecies

There are two subspecies of Hector's Dolphin:

Cephalorhynchus hectori hectori

Cephalorhynchus hectori maui

Interesting Facts

Hector's Dolphins are also known as:
White-Headed Dolphin

Hector's Dolphin was named after Sir James Hector.

Similar Animals

Chilean Dolphin
Haviside's Dolphin
Fraser's Dolphin
Risso's Dolphin
Commerson's Dolphin
 


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