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Chinese River Dolphin


Scientific Name:
Lipotes vexillifer
Length:
male: 1.4 - 2.2 m (4.6 - 7.2 ft); female: 1.9 - 2.5 m (6.3 - 8.2 ft)
Weight:
male: 42 - 125 kg (92 - 275 lbs);females: 64 - 167 kg (140 - 370 lbs)
Status:
extinct
Prey:
Small freshwater fish

Physical characteristics

Has rounded flippers and a long beak. Is completely hairless and colored pale blue-gray on the back with a white belly.

Behavioral characterization

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Distribution

Lower reaches of China's Yangtze and Quintangjiang rivers, and in the Poyang and Dongting lakes

Population size

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Predators

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Migration/Dispersal patterns

Do not migrate.

Social system/Group size

Usually in groups of 3 - 4.

Major threats

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Research efforts

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Fun fact

Their stomachs have three chambers.