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Commerson's Dolphin

(Cephalorhynchus commersonii)

Commerson's dolphin and three related species all have restricted ranges in the Southern hemisphere. Vividly colored, this species is expensive to capture and maintain in captivity. One survivor of a smuggled shipment of four dolphins confiscated enroute to Japan lived many years at Mystic Aquarium. Although terribly deformed from the cramped shipping box she was full of high spirit, often playing with if not dominating larger dolphins sharing her tank.