Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins have a highly tropical and subtropical distribution. They live in warm waters, generally warmer than 15 degrees Celsius, and at an average depth of 20 m, rarely traveling to waters deeper than 25 m. They are often found in or near bays, estuaries, mangrove forests, sandbanks, rocky and coral reefs and large river mouths. They generally remain close to the shore, but occasionally venture further if water depth remains shallow.
Range depth: 25 (high) m.
Average depth: 20 m.
Habitat Regions: tropical ; saltwater or marine
Aquatic Biomes: reef ; brackish water
Other Habitat Features: estuarine