First record of Fraser's dolphin Lagenodelphis hosei for the Dutch Caribbean

R.H. Witte, G. van Buurt, A.O. Debrot, L.A. Bermudez-Villapol, F. Simal

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Abstract

A dead dolphin found on Bonaire in August 2011 is identified as adult Fraser's dolphin Lagenodelphis hosei, a new species for the Dutch Caribbean. A first closer examination showed a collapsed lung, stomach parasite infection and abundant mouth ulceration as indications of its health status. The animal was relatively fresh and did not die very long before it was found. Like more often with stranded deep diving cetacean species within the area, remnants of crustacean were found in its beak indicating recent foraging.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere46
Number of pages4
JournalMarine Biodiversity Records
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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