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South Asian River Dolphin

The size of a South Asian River Dolphin compared to an average human
The size of a South Asian River Dolphin
compared to an average human


South Asian River Dolphin Range Map (India, Bangladesh, Nepal & Pakistan)
South Asian River Dolphin Range Map
(India, Bangladesh, Nepal & Pakistan)
Dark Blue: Ganges River Dolphin Range
Light Blue: Indus River Dolphin Range


Latin Name Platanista gangetica
Conservation Status Endangered
Location India, Bangladesh, Nepal & Pakistan
Colour Grey
Length 2 - 2.6 m (6.6 - 8.5 ft)
Weight 85 Kg (185 lbs)
Life Expectancy - Yrs


Subspecies

There are two subspecies of the South Asian River Dolphin:

Ganges River Dolphin
(Platanista gangetica gangetica)

Indus River Dolphin
(Platanista gangetica minor)

Interesting Facts

South Asian River Dolphins are also known as:
Blind River Dolphin
Side-Swimming Dolphin

Ganges Subspecies:
Gangetic Dolphin
Ganges Susu
Shushuk

Indus Subspecies:
Bhulan
Indus Dolphin
Indus Blind Dolphin

The Ganges River Dolphin is the National Aquatic Animal of India.

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