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Tucuxi

The size of a Tucuxi compared to an average human
The size of a Tucuxi compared
to an average human


Tucuxi Range Map (Amazon River & it's Tributaries - South America)
Tucuxi Range Map
(Amazon River & it's Tributaries - South America)
Note: Coastal (solid pattern) is the
Range of the Costero


Latin Name Sotalia fluviatilis
Conservation Status Data Deficient
Location C & S America
Colour Grey
Length 1.3 - 2 m (4.25 - 6.5 ft)
Weight 35 - 40 Kg (77 - 88 lbs)
Life Expectancy 35 Yrs

Main Characteristics


Tucuxi are small dolphins that are between 1.3 and 2 m (4.25 - 6.5 ft) in length and they weigh between 35 and 40 kgs (77 - 88 lbs).

Habitat

Tucuxi can be found along the Amazon River and its tributaries and also around the coast of north east South America.

Diet

Tucuxi feed on fish and squid.

Breeding

After a gestation period of 11 - 12 months, Tucuxi give birth to a single calf.

Predators

Humans are predators of Tucuxi

Subspecies

There are no subspecies of the Tucuxi.

Interesting Facts

Tucuxi are also known as:
Bufeo Gris
Bufeo Negro
Grey Dolphin
Gray Dolphin
Grey River Dolphin
Gray River Dolphin

Tucuxi is pronounced too-koo-shee

Similar Animals

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


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