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 à bosse Megaptera novaeangliae
Humpback whale

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


Cachalot Physeter macrocephalus
Sperm whale

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


orques
Killer whale

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



baleine bec cuvier
Cuvier's beaked whale

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


Dauphins tachetés Pantropical Stenella atténuata
Pantropical spotted dolphin

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


Dauphin Fraser Lagenodelphis hosei
Fraser's dolphin

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



baleine bec gervais
Gervais' beaked whale

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


tursiops grand dauphin
Bottlenose dolphin

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


orques pygmes
Pygmy killer whale

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



Globicephala melas
Short finned pilot whale

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

Peponocepha electra
Melon-headed whale

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

Steno bredanensis
Rought-tooths dolphin

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



Globicephala melas
Globicéphales

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