Rough Toothed Dolphins are aquatic mammals.
Rough Toothed Dolphin
Other Names: Slopehead, Polka Dot Dolphin,
Size: An adult Rough Toothed Dolphin
is 7 to 9 feet in length and weigh 200 to 340
lbs. Male Rough Toothed Dolphins are typically
larger than their female counterparts.
Habitat: Rough Toothed Dolphins have
been observed in the tropical and subtropical
waters of the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas,
and the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans.
Rough Toothed Dolphins are often found in deep,
open ocean, and far offshore.
Description: Rough-toothed dolphins are
dark gray to purplish black in color with pink
and white spots and streaks covering their bodies.
They have thick robust bodies with a slim tapered
Diet: Rough Toothed Dolphins prey on fish,
squid, mollusks, and octopi.
Communication: Rough Toothed Dolphins
communicate using a series of whistles, echolocation
clicks and other sounds. They also communicate
using their bodies, and with swim patterns.
Life Span: The average life span of the
Rough Toothed Dolphin is 32 to 35 years. Rough
Toothed Dolphins are hunted for their meat in
Japan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Solomon Islands
and Papua New Guinea. They are also at risk from
fishing nets, and pollution.