The different species of cetaceans in Guadeloupe


They are 17 species likely to be encountered in Guadeloupe.However last 8 years we have met 13.

It is these species that we present below a few characteristics for each.

baleine bec cuvier
Cuvier's beaked whale
Baleine à bosse Megaptera novaeangliae
Humpback whale
Cachalot Physeter macrocephalus
Sperm whale
Dauphins tachetés Pantropical Stenella atténuata
Pantropical spotted dolphin
Dauphin Fraser Lagenodelphis hosei
Fraser's dolphin

Lenght : 4,7 to 7  meters
Weig
ht : 2 to 3,4 tons
Longevity : up to 52 years

Lenght : : 15 to 18 meters
Weight : 24 to 40 tons
Longevity : up to 50 years

Lenght : 11 to 16 meters
Weight : 14 to 41 tons
Longevity : up to70 years

Lenght : 1,60 to 2,60 meters
Weight : 120 kgs.
Longevity: up to 58 years

Lenght : 2,10 to 2,70 meters
Weight : 160 to 210 kgs
Longevity : unknown


baleine bec gervais
Gervais' beaked whale
globicephales
Short finned pilot whale
tursiops grand dauphin
Bottlenose dolphin
orques
Killer whale
orques pygmes
Pygmy killer whale

Lenght : 4 to 5,2 meters
Weight : 1 to 2,6 tons
Longevity : unknown

Lenght : 4,8 to 7,6 meters
Weight : 2 à 3 tons
Longevity : up to 60 years

Lenght : 2 à 4 meters
Weight : 150 to 400 kgs
Longevity : up to 52 years

Lenght : 7 to 10 meters
Weight : 3,8 to 5,5 tons
Longevity :  up to 90 years

Lenght : 2,10 to 2,60 meters
Weight : 110 to 170 kgs
Longevity : unknown


Globicephala melas
Globicéphales
Peponocepha electra
Melon-headed whale
Globicephala melas
Short finned pilot whale
Steno bredanensis
Rought-tooths dolphin

Longueur : 4,8 à 7,6 mètres
Poids : 2 à 3 tons
Longevity : plus de 60 ans

Lenght  : 2,10 to 2,80 meters
Weight  : up to 210 kgs
Longevity : up to 47 years

Lenght  : 3,5 to 6 meters
Weight: 1,2 to 2,2 tons
Longevity: up to 63 years

Lenght  : 2,10 to 2,65 meters
Weight : 90  to 160 kgs
Longevity : up to 36 years