J. Fish. Res. Bd. Can. (1975)

DOI: 10.1139/f75-134


The geographic distribution is plotted, and where known, the seasonal occurrence with new data on sightings is given for the smaller Cetacea of Chile. Species documented are: Cephalorhynchus commersonii, C. eutropia, Delphinus delphis, Lissodelphis peronii, Lagenorhynchus australis, L. obscurus, L. cruciger, Tursiops sp., Grampus griseus, Orcinus orca, Globicephala melaena, and Phocoena spinipinnis. Several small dolphin fisheries exist. The pilot whale may be exploited in the future in Chile.