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Amazon River Dolphin

Amazon River Dolphin


The size of an Amazon River Dolphin compared to an average human
The size of an Amazon River Dolphin
compared to an average human


Latin Name Inia geoffrensis
Conservation Status Vulnerable
Location South America
Colour Pale Grey
Length 2 - 2.6 m (6.5 - 8.5 ft)
Weight 100 - 160 Kgs (220 - 350 lbs)
Life Expectancy 30 Yrs

Main Characteristics


Amazon River Dolphins are the largest of the river dolphin species. They have a body length between 2 and 2.6 m (6.5 - 8.5 ft) and they weigh between 100 and 160 kgs (220 - 350 lbs).

Habitat

Amazon River Dolphins can be found in the Amazon and Orinoco river systems.

Diet

Amazon River Dolphins mainly feed on fish, crabs and crustaceans.

Breeding

Amazon River Dolphins breed at the end of October and the beginning of November, and they give birth between May and July when the water is at its highest point.

Predators

Humans are predators of Amazon River Dolphins.

Subspecies

There are three subspecies of the Amazon River Dolphin:

Amazon River Dolphin
Inia geoffrensis geoffrensis

Bolivian River Dolphin
Inia geoffrensis boliviensis

Orinoco River Dolphin
Inia geoffrensis humboldtiana

Interesting Facts

Amazon River Dolphins are also known as:
Boto
Boutu
Nay
Pink River Dolphin
Amazon Dolphin
Pink Dolphin
Pink Amazon River Dolphin

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Tucuxi
Costero
La Plata Dolphin
Irrawaddy Dolphin
Yangtze River Dolphin
Australian Snubfin Dolphin
South Asian River Dolphin
 


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