Species: Stenella clymene
1.8 to 2 m, weighing 80 to 90 kg
The Clymene Dolphin is pelagic and lives at depths between 250 and 5000 m. It is found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
We know little about its reproduction apart from the fact that sexual maturity is reached when the animal attains about 1.8 m.
It is a carnivore and feeds on fish and molluscs, which it hunts at night.
Morphological characteristics for distinction at sea
- Head: short rostrum separated from the ''melon'' by a distinct fold, pronounced ''melon''.
- Fins and flippers: high and slightly sickle-shaped dorsal fin
- Colouring: back with a dark cape running down above the eyes and under the dorsal fin, light grey flanks, white belly, black rimmed eyes, black lips and rostrum tip, dark line on the rostrum nearly at the intersection with the "melon"
Did you know?
It owes its name to Clymene, daughter of the titans Oceanus and Tethys in Greek mythology.