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Amazon River Dolphin
Scientific Name: Inia geoffrensis
Other Names: Boutu
Length: 6-8.3 ft. (1.8-2.5 m.)
Weight: 185-355 lbs. (85-160 kg.)
The amazon river dolphin is the largest freshwater
dolphin. It has small eyes, but still has a keen eyesight. The beak is unusually long and
the flippers are very broad. Amazon river dolphins sometimes associate with tucuxi
Scientific Name: Pontoporia blainvillei
Other Names: La Plata dolphin
Length: 4.3-5.8 ft. (1.3-1.7 m.)
Weight: 65-115 lbs. (30-53 kg.)
This is the only fresh water dolphin that may be
found in marine waters. The animal inhabits isolated area's and is therefore hard to study.
Indus & Ganges River Dolphins
Scientific Name: Platanista gangetica
Other Names: Susu, Bhulan
Length: 5-8.3 ft. (1.5-2.5 m.)
Weight: 155-200 lbs. (70-90 kg.)
Other than telling day from night, their eyesight is
insignificant. They have limber bodies, paddle like flippers, flexible necks, long beaks,
and their teeth are needle sharp. They also swim and vocalize round the click with no
apparent rest period.
Yangtze River dolphin
Scientific Name: Lipotes vexillifer
Other Names: Baiji
Length: 4.8-8.3 ft. (1.4-2.5 m.)
Width: 220-355 lbs. (100-160 kg.)
Little is know about the baiji. One single
captive male has been the source of most of the information about this species
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