These are one of the commonest cetaceans around the coast of South America.
Burmeister's porpoises have a body length of 1.4-2m and weigh 40-70kg.
Burmeister's porpoises are dark coloured and have a distinctly-shaped dorsal fin, which rises at a low angle and ends in a blunt peak. They lack a beak. Like all porpoises, they have spade-shaped (as opposed to conical in dolphins) teeth.
Burmeister's porpoises inhabit the coastal waters of South America.
Burmeister's porpoises feed on fish.
They live in groups of 2-3.
Burmeister's porpoises are classified as Data Deficient by the 2000 Red List.