Scientific Name: Platanistoidea
Size: 2-2.5m (72-98in)
Weight: 100-200kg (220-440lbs)
Top Speed: 30km/h (18mph)
Life Span: 12-18 years
What does a River Dolphin look like?
The Amazon river dolphin is a freshwater river dolphin. The largest of the river dolphins. The pink dolphin lives in the freshwater of the Amazon River. This species looks like the grey dolphin, but individuals are bigger, and instead of a dorsal fin they have a hump on their back. Their tails are also bigger.
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Where do River Dolphins live?
There are only four species of river dolphin still existing in river, lakes and estuaries in certain parts of the tropical Southern Hemisphere. River dolphins are also known as freshwater dolphins with one species however inhabiting saltwater estuaries known as the La Plata dolphin.
The Amazon river dolphin (Boto or Pink river dolphin) is found in the Amazon river and the joining rivers, with the Amazon river dolphin being the largest species of freshwater dolphin. The Amazon river dolphin feeds on crabs, fish and catfish and is rarely hunted by animals other than humans. The Ganges river dolphin (Indus River Dolphin) is found in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. The Ganges river dolphin is primarily found in the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers and their joining rivers in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. The Ganges river dolphin has long teeth that can be seen even when the dolphins mouth is closed.
What does a River Dolphin eat?
The Amazon river dolphin has about 100 peg-like front teeth for catching prey
and it mainly eats crustaceans, crabs, small turtles, catfish, piranhas, and
other fish. The dolphins have been seen swimming through the trees during high
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