Stenella coeruleoalba, otherwise known as striped dolphins, are a fascinating member of the family Delphinidae. S. coeruleoalba ranges in body length from 220cm to 236cm. Like many other delphinids, striped dolphins have a fusiform body, tall dorsal fins, long, narrow flippers, and a prominent beak (Archer and Perrin, 1999). S. coeruleoalba can be identified from other delphinids by their distinctive color and stripe patterns. Striped dolphins are typically bluish-gray in color with a dark dorsal cape and light (usually white) ventral coloration. They are called 'striped' dolphins because of the dark bluish-black stripe running across the entire length of the body, from the eye to the anus, and because they possess black flipper stripes (Archer and Perrin, 1999).
Range mass: 135.9.5 to 0.16 kg.
Average mass: 0.15 kg.