Hector's Dolphin is a
coastal dolphin. It can be found near New Zealand, Australia,
Sarawak and Borneo. Hector's Dolphin's body is stocky and its
snout is slightly rounded. The snout is not really distinct from
the rest of its body. Compare this dolphin to the distinctiveness
of Bottlenose. The dorsal fin is of median size, low
and rounded. The pectorals are paddle-shaped and the flukes have a
median-sized notch. Hector's dolphin is usually dark gray on the
dorsal fin area and on the flanks. The tips of the jaw, the bottom
of the upper jaw all the way to the pectoral fins, dorsal and
caudal fin is almost black. This dolphin has a pale gray or white
area on its forehead. Its stomach is white. There are 30 to 32
small cone-shaped teeth on each side of both jaws.
3in. to 4ft. 8in.
Zealand, Australia, Sarawak and Borneo.
and benthic species of fish.