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Indo-Pacific Humpbacked dolphin

The Indo-Pacific Humpbacked dolphin has a peculiar name that actually provides a lot of information itself about this dolphin specie. This specie, which has also the scientific name of Sousa Chinensis, actually lives in the coastal waters of Indonesia that are located in the Pacific Ocean. The term humpbacked is to describe the curved shape of its back.


The Indo-Pacific Humpbacked dolphin is of about medium size. Its length varies from 2 up to 2.8 meters long. Its weight can reach a maximum of 285 kg. It feeds itself mainly on fishes.

You can probably have the opportunity to observe this dolphin specie if you go on a dolphin watching tour. Despite the fact that you can only find this type of dolphin in a very small and specific area, it does not belong on the endangered dolphins list.


If you wish to see a picture of an Indo-Pacific Humpbacked dolphin, I suggest that you go on the main page of this site called: "What are the 32 types of dolphins?" which displays pictures of the 32 types of saltwater dolphins. You can also read the articles that are related to them to satisfy your inquisitive mind.




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