Dusky dolphins are one of the most acrobatic dolphin species.
Body length: 1.6-2.1m, Weight: 50-90kg.
Dusky dolphins have a dark upper surface, light under-surface and a two-tone dorsal fin. They have a short, thick beak, small compact body and a black patch around the eye.
They inhabit coastal regions from below the Tropic of Capricorn to the sub-Arctic.
Dusky dolphins feed on fish and squid.
Schools of 20-300 individuals are typical, and they are highly gregarious, regularly associating with other species.
Dusky dolphins are classified as Data Deficient by the IUCN Red List.