Risso’s Dolphin

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






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


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


  Download as Pdf  the complete Description, Distribution, Behaviour, Threats…