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Fraser's dolphin, Sarawak dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei)
Subject: Fraser's dolphin, Sarawak dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei)
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Bluewater Cruising - Fraser's dolphin, Sarawak dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei).jpg
Resolution: 3700x2460 File Size: 6632996 Bytes Date: 2008:03:16 09:29:39 Camera: NIKON D200 (NIKON CORPORATION) F number: f/16.0 Exposure: 10/250 sec Focal Length: 800/10 Upload Date: 2017:02:09 10:33:19

Fraser's dolphin, Sarawak dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei)

Description Dolphin in waters in Papua New Guinea
Date 16 March 2008, 09:29:39
Source originally posted to Flickr as Bluewater Cruising
Author Taro Taylor

Fraser's dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei) or the Sarawak dolphin is a cetacean in the family Delphinidae found in deep waters in the Pacific Ocean and to a lesser extent in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. In 1895, Charles E. Hose found a skull on a beach in Sarawak, Borneo. He donated it to the British Museum. The skull remained unstudied until 1956 when Francis Fraser examined it and concluded that it was similar to species in both the genera Lagenorhynchus and Delphinus but not the same as either. A new genus was created by simply merging these two names together. The specific name is given in Hose's honour. Order: Artiodactyla, Infraorder: Cetacea, Family: Delphinidae, Genus: Lagenodelphis, Species: Lagenodelphis hosei Fraser, 1956.

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