Very little known is known about Chilean dolphins, and most data has been obtained from strandings.
Body length: 1.2-1.7m, Weight: 30-65kg.
Chilean dolphins can be distinguished by their colouring, as their dorsal side is black and the ventral side white with small white patches behind the flippers and white lips. They have a large, round dorsal fin.
Chilean dolphins are found in shallow coastal waters on the west coast of Chile.
They feed mainly on fish, crustaceans and squid.
Groups of 2-3 are typical.
Chilean dolphins are classified as Data Deficient by the IUCN Red List, and are illegally hunted for crab bait.