Common Dolphin

two common dolphins jumping out of the ocean
Common Dolphin. NOAA.

Quick Facts
Type: Mammal

Diet: Carnivore; Squid, fish, krill

Average lifespan: 40 years

Average size: 6-8 ft.

Average weight: 180-330 lb.

Did You Know?
Common dolphins are extremely smart - some dolphins have even been able to receive and follow instructions given to them by their trainers in a kind of sign language!

Last updated: September 20, 2016