Risso’s Dolphin

IUCN global conservation status: Minor preoccupation
ACCOBAMS/IUCN global conservation status: Insufficient data (Mediterranean)
Mediterranean: RegularBlack Sea: Absent

 

     

 

Name:

   Scientific:

Either from Latin grandis and piscis = fish, or from ancient French meaning grand poisson, and from Latin griseus = grey.

   Common:

Named after Antoine Risso, naturalist from Nice, who described in 1812 a Grampus stranded near Nice.

 

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