Rough-toothed dolphins can be mistaken for bottlenoses, although they do not have such prominent beaks. They are sometimes seen with bottlenose dolphins, spinner dolphins, spotted dolphins and pilot whales.
Body length: 2.1-2.6m, Weight: 100-150kg.
Rough-toothed dolphins have sharp, serrated teeth. They have a light, blotchy colouring (darker above than below), and have no demarcation between the beak and forehead. They have a tall dorsal fin.
Rough-toothed dolphins inhabit temperate and warm latitudes.
They feed on squid and fish.
Little is known about this species, but they are found in groups of 10-20 and are often in the company of other dolphins.
Rough-toothed dolphins are classified as Data Deficient by the 2000 IUCN Red List.