Find the word definition

spotted dolphin

n. A spotted dolphin of the genus ''Stenella''.

Spotted dolphin

Spotted dolphin refers to either one of two closely related dolphin species, being:

  • Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis
  • pantropical spotted dolphin, Stenella attenuata

While the pantropical spotted dolphin can be found around the world's oceans where a tropical or subtropical climate exists, the Atlantic spotted dolphin can only be found in the Atlantic Ocean.