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). In: S. H. Ridgway and R. Harrison (eds), Handbook of marine mammals, Volume 5: The first book of dolphins, pp. 161-171. 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]

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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