Lissodelphis peronii, the southern right whale dolphin, has a circumpolar distribution. It is found only in cool, temperate subtropical to subantarctic waters of the Southern Hemisphere. The southern limit of this species' distribution is generally bounded by the Antarctic Convergence. The northward counterclockwise flowing Humboldt and Benguela current systems may allow this coldwater species to extend its range northward along the west coast of the Southern Hemisphere continents. The northernmost record is at 12 degrees S. in northern Peru. This is an open ocean species coming close to shore only in deep water coastal areas. (Jefferson et al., 1993; Jefferson et al., 1994)
Biogeographic Regions: ethiopian (Native ); neotropical (Native ); australian (Native )
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