Peale's dolphins are a little-known species that inhabit the waters around the southern tip of South America. They live in small family units of 3-8.
Scientific name: Lagenorhynchus australis
The Peale's dolphin can be found in a number of locations including: South America. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.
The following habitats are found across the Peale's dolphin distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.
Discover what these behaviours are and how different plants and animals use them.
Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Population trend: Unknown
Year assessed: 2008
Classified by: IUCN 3.1
Peale's Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus australis) is a small dolphin found in the waters around Tierra del Fuego at the foot of South America. It is also commonly known as the Black-chinned Dolphin or even Peale's Black-chinned Dolphin. However since Rice's work Peale's Dolphin has been adopted as the standard common name.
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