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Amazon Pink River Dolphin

Post by Dragon on Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:34 am

The Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), also known as the boto, bufeo or pink river dolphin, is a species of toothed whale classified in the family Iniidae.

The three subspecies are distributed in the Amazon basin, the upper Madeira River in Bolivia, and the Orinoco basin, respectively.

The Amazon river dolphin is the largest species of river dolphin, with adult males reaching 185 kilograms (408 lb) in weight, and 2.5 metres (8.2 ft) in length. Adults acquire a pink color, more prominent in males, giving it its nickname "pink river dolphin".


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Post by Dragon on Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:38 am


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Amazon river dolphins have a heterodont dentition.

Dentition is heterodont, meaning that the teeth differ in shape and length, with differing functions for both grabbing and crushing prey.

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Post by Dragon on Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:44 am


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Male Amazon river dolphins are either solid pink or mottled grey/pink.

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Post by Dragon on Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:44 am



Up to 9 feet long and weighing up to 300 pounds, pink river dolphins are the largest freshwater dolphins in the world.

 
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Post by Dragon on Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:45 am



The Pink River Dolphins of the Amazon use sonar to locate their prey hiding in the river.

 
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