Ganges River Dolphin
They have a stocky body with a long beak that thickens at the tip. The coloration is light gray to brown, often with a touch of pink. They have large flippers, an underdeveloped fin and very small eyes.
They tend to swim with one flipper trailing along the substrate and to root around with the beak to detect prey.
Ganges-Brahmaputra river system of India, Bagladesh and Nepal
There are seasonal changes due to fluctuations in water levels.
Social system/Group size
Hunting (oil is used as bait), entanglement in fishing gear, pollution and habitat degradation.
Locally called "susu"; refers to the sound they make when they breathe.