Summary

This Rough-toothed Dolphin was found in poor condition in eastern Victoria. It died shortly afterwards and was brought to Melbourne Museum for necropsy to find out why it died before becoming part of Museum Victoria's natural sciences collection.

Specimen Details

  • Taxon Name

    Steno bredanensis

  • Preferred Common name

    Rough-toothed Dolphin

  • Date Identified

    21/05/2012

  • Identified By

    Dr Erich Fitzgerald - Museum Victoria; Dr Kate Charlton-Robb - Australian Marine Mammal Conservation Foundation

  • Number Of Specimens

    1

  • Sex

    Male

  • Stage Or Age

    Subadult

  • Specimen Nature

    Skull (part) Dry

  • Collected By

    Tony Mitchell - Department of Sustainability and Environment, Department of Sustainability and Environment

  • Sampling Method

    salvage

  • Date Visited From

    20/05/2012

  • Date Visited To

    20/05/2012

  • Category

    Natural Sciences

  • Scientific Group

    Vertebrate Zoology

  • Discipline

    Mammalogy

  • Collecting Areas

    Mammalogy

  • Type of Item

    Specimen

Taxonomy

Geospatial Information

  • Country

    Australia

  • State

    Victoria

  • Precise Location

    Mallacoota, Bastion Point boat ramp

  • Latitude

    -37.5699

  • Longitude

    149.763

  • Geodetic Datum

    WGS84

  • Georeference Source

    data provided with specimen(s)

  • Georeference Protocol

    AMG conversion or GPS

  • Georeference Date

    2012-07-12T00:00:00

  • Georeference By

    Karen K. Roberts