Atlantic spotted dolphin

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Definition of Atlantic spotted dolphin

: a dolphin (Stenella frontalis) widely distributed in temperate and tropical waters of the Atlantic that is typically dark gray above with profuse, light-colored spots and light gray to white below with dark-colored spots The beached animals were Atlantic spotted dolphins, noted for their dark gray skin covered in white spots and an ability to swim fast and make spectacular leaps.Dallas Morning News, 7 Jan. 1998

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1978, in the meaning defined above

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“Atlantic spotted dolphin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Atlantic%20spotted%20dolphin. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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