Stenella clymene Gray, 1846

Clymene dolphin, Helmet dolphin, Atlantic spinner dolphin



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Atlantic Ocean


Biology & Ecology










Fertl, D., Jefferson, T. A., Moreno, I. B., Zerbini, A. N. and Mullin, K. D. (2003). Distribution of the Clymene dolphin Stenella clymene. Mammal Review 33: 253-271.

Hammond, P.S., Bearzi, G., Bjørge, A., Forney, K.A., Karkzmarski, L., Kasuya, T., Perrin, W.F., Scott, M.D., Wang, J.Y. , Wells, R.S. & Wilson, B. (2012). Stenella clymene. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T20730A17840531. Downloaded on 26 May 2016.

Jefferson, T. A. and Curry, B. E. (2003). Stenella clymene. Mammalian Species 726: 1-5.

Jefferson, T. A., Odell, D. K. and Prunier,K. T. (1995). Notes on the biology of the Clymene dolphin (Stenella clymene) in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Marine Mammal Science 11: 564-573.

Perrin, W. F. and Mead, J. G. (1994). Clymene dolphin Stenella clymene (Gray, 1846), pp. 161-171. In: Ridgway, S. H. and Harrison, R. (eds.). Handbook of marine mammals, Volume 5: The first book of dolphins. Academic Press.

Perrin, W. F., E. D. Mitchell, J. G. Mead, D. K. Caldwell, and P. J. H. van Bree. (1981). Stenella clymene, a rediscovered tropical dolphin of the Atlantic. Journal of Mammalogy 62(3): 583-598. [Abstract]

Sakyi RL, Ofori-Danson PK, Addo S, Nyarko E (2018) Stomach Content Analysis and Concentrations of Chemical Pollutants in the Clymene Dolphin (Stenella clymene, Gray 1846) from the Coastal Waters of Ghana. Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal 10: 261. doi:10.4172/2150-3508.1000261

Weir, C. R. (2006). First confirmed records of Clymene dolphin, Stenella clymene (Gray, 1850), from Angola and Congo, south-east Atlantic. African Zoology 41(2): 297-300.


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