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Clymene Dolphin Facts and Photos on this Active Dolphin Endemic to the Atlantic Ocean

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The Clymene dolphin, Stenella clymene, also known as the short-snouted spinner dolphin, is similar in appearance to both the striped dolphin and the spinner dolphin. However, the beak of the Clymene is shorter than that of the spinner, and its dorsal fin is less erect.

Clymene dolphins are usually found in small groups of 60 to 80 individuals, usually same sex grouping together, but have also been seen in larger groups of up to several hundred, and sometimes with groups of other dolphins such as common dolphins and spinner dolphins. Their diet is small fish and squid.

The Clymene dolphin is endemic to the Atlantic Ocean, preferring temperate, sub-tropical and tropical deep waters, around 900 to 16,000 feet. Its coloration is three shaded layers starting with a dark grey top shading to a light grey stripe along its flanks, and then a pinkish white underside. They have distinctive black lips. They reach about six feet long and 175 pounds. The calf at birth is around three feet long and weighs around 22 pounds.

Clymene are active dolphins, and will spin and bow-ride but not as regularly as the spinner dolphins.  There are estimated to be around 15,000 individuals worldwide, though no exact figures are available, and the species is believed to be naturally uncommon. Some Clymene dolphin are killed as bycatch in gillnet and purse seine fisheries. The IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species rates the Clymene dolphin as “Data Deficient”.

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Picture of a Clymene dolphin, Stenella clymene, Gulf of Mexico

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Image of a Clymene dolphin, Stenella clymene, motion blur, exhaling at surface, Gulf of Mexico

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Photo of a Clymene dolphin, Stenella clymene, Gulf of Mexico

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Picture of a Clymene dolphin, Stenella clymene, racing, Gulf of Mexico

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Stock photo of a Clymene dolphin, Stenella clymene, leaping, Gulf of Mexico

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Photo of a Clymene dolphin, Stenella clymene, leaping, Gulf of Mexico

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Picture of a Clymene dolphin, Stenella clymene, leaping, Gulf of Mexico

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Stock photo of a Clymene dolphin, Stenella clymene, Gulf of Mexico

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Image of a Clymene dolphin, Stenella clymene, motion blur, exhaling at surface, Gulf of Mexico

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Photo of a Clymene dolphin, Stenella clymene, Gulf of Mexico

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Picture of a Clymene dolphin, Stenella clymene, Gulf of Mexico

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Image of a Clymene dolphin, Stenella clymene, motion blur, exhaling at surface, Gulf of Mexico

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Photo of a Clymene dolphin, Stenella clymene, Gulf of Mexico

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