Sousa chinensis

Sousa chinensis (Osbeck, 1765)

Common Names

Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin (English), Speckled Dolphin (English), Plumbeous Dolphin (English), دولفين المحيط الهندى الأحدب (Arabic), Indian Humpbacked Dolphin (English), Chinese White Dolphin (English)

Languages: English


Status in Egypt

Native, resident?

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution in Egypt

Resident in Red Sea and accidental in Mediterranean (Israel, and Egypt at Port Said, probably from the Suez Canal).


  • Delphinus chinensis Osbeck, 1765 (synonym)
  • Sousa plumbea Cuvier, 1829 (synonym)
  • Sousa lentiginosa Owen, 1865 (synonym)
  • Sousa borneensis Lydekker, 1901 (synonym)
  • Delphinus lentiginosus Owen, 1866 (synonym)
  • Delphinus sinensis Desmarest, 1822 (synonym)
  • Sotalia borneensis Lydekker, 1901 (synonym)
  • Sousa huangi Wang Peilie, 1999 (synonym)
  • Steno chinensis (Osbeck, 1765) (synonym)
  • Steno lentiginosus Gray, 1866 (synonym)
  • Stenopontistes zambezicus Miranda Ribiero, 1936 (synonym)


[Anonymous] (Submitted).  Whales and Dolphins Odontocetes (the toothed whales): Distribution, Behaviour, Migration and Threats .
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