Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 45 Issue 1

First confirmed record of striped dolphin, Stenella coeruleoalba (Meyen, 1883), from India

P. L. Kumaran

Striped dolphin, Sfenella coeruleoalba is reported for the first time from Indian waters. Factors affecting distribution are discussed. Body measurements and weights of heart, liver, lungs and kidneys are presented and compared with the striped dolphins inhabiting Pacific coast of Japan. Heart was smaller in the present specimen. Liver-and lungs were higher than the mean values and kidneys were comparable to the Pacific animals. Organ weights were compared to spinner dolphin Sfenelfa longirofris from the same area.

Date : 30-06-2003