Pantropical Spotted Dolphin

Pantropical Spotted Dolphin

Pantropical Spotted Dolphin

About The Species

The pantropical spotted dolphin is a species of dolphin found in all the world's temperate and tropical oceans. Its population was depleted by the tuna purse-seine fishery in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Pantropical spotted dolphins, like all marine mammals, are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The pacific northeastern offshore stock is listed as depleted under the MMPA.

 

NOAA Fisheries is committed to conserving and protecting the pantropical spotted dolphin. Our scientists and partners use a variety of innovative techniques to study, learn more about, and protect this species. Learn more about the pantropical spotted dolphin. [http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/mammals/cetaceans/spotteddolphin_pantropical.htm]

Status

CITES Appendix II

throughout its range

MMPA Protected

throughout its range

MMPA Depleted

in 1 distinct population segment

  • Pacific northeastern offshore stock

Scientific Classification