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Hector's Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori)
Subject: Hector's Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori)
Hectors Dolphin-Hector\'s Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori).jpg
Resolution: 993x660 File Size: 64522 Bytes Date: 2006:02:02 14:35:15 Camera: NIKON D70 (NIKON CORPORATION) F number: f/11.0 Exposure: 1/500 sec Focal Length: 70/1 Upload Date: 2007:09:24 03:53:39

Hector's Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori)

Hector's dolphins have a unique rounded dorsal fin.

Date 2 February 2006

Photograph by James Shook (


License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License

Scientific Name: Cephalorhynchus hectori (van Beneden, 1881)
Common Names:
English – Hector's Dolphin, White-headed Dolphin, New Zealand White-front Dolphin, New Zealand Dolphin
French – Dauphin d'Hector
Spanish – Delfín de Héctor, Tunina de Héctor
Taxonomic Notes: The North Island subpopulation of Hector’s Dolphin was recognized recently as a subspecies, Cephalorhynchus hectori maui (Baker et al. 2002), and it has been assessed separately. This subspecies is sometimes referred to as Maui’s Dolphin (not Maui’s Hector’s Dolphin).

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