Stenella longirostris

Stenella longirostris (Gray, 1828)

Common Names

Spinner Dolphin (English), Long-beaked Dolphin (English), البهلوان (Arabic), Long-snouted Dolphin (English)

Languages: English


Status in Egypt

Occur frequently in the Red Sea near Marsa Alam, but not clear whether they breed.

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution in Egypt

Red and Mediterranean Sea.


  • Delphinus longirostris Gray, 1828 (synonym)
  • Stenella microps Gray, 1846 (synonym)
  • Stenella roseiventris Wagner, 1853 (synonym)
  • Delphinus alope Gray, 1846 (synonym)
  • Delphinus microps Gray, 1846 (synonym)
  • Delphinus rosiventris Wagner, 1846 (synonym)


M., Basuony., F. Gilbert., & S. Zalat. (2010).  Mammals of Egypt: Atlas, Red Data Listing & Conservation, Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs, Cairo..