Abstract

We present details of four separate observations of rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis) apparently preying on adult-sized (>= 1m) mahimahi (Coryphaena hippurus) in the eastern Pacific. We cite similar sightings from Hawai'i and some additional behavioral observations (synchronized swimming, food sharing, regular association with flotsam), and suggest that rough-toothed dolphins may be specialized predators on large mahimahi.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1534-6188
Print ISSN
0030-8870
Pages
pp. 447-450
Launched on MUSE
2002-10-01
Open Access
No
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