Feeding: It eats mostly fish (anchovies, sardine, etc.), completing its diet with mussels cephalopods (squids, small cuttlefishes and octopuses) and, sometimes, crustaceans.
Social behaviour: It lives in small branches (of 5-10 individuals) characterised from strong social ties. There are groups composed only by females with the babies and other only by males which than join to the females in the reproduction period.
Vital cycle: The females reaches the sexual maturity around ten years old, males between ten and thirteen years. The coupling and the births happen generally in summer. After the gestation, of approximately twelve months, the babies remain with their mother for two years, until the term of the weaning. The tursiopi can reach the maximum age of approximately 40 years.
Identification in sea: Beacons of its presence are the appearance on water surface of the dorsal fin and the back, when the animal emerges to breathe, or sprays caused by its movement in the water (jumps and fast swim). The Tursiope it is a not frequently seen cetaceum in Liguria Sea, especially in the western portion; in fact, it turns out to be one of the species less sighted during the whale excursions watching.