Amazon River Dolphin       Facts      Inia Geofrenssis                         BIOEXPEDITION.COM
Amazon River Dolphin                   BIOEXPEDITION.COM
Amazon River DolphinThe Amazon river dolphin is a freshwater river dolphin.The Amazon dolphin is the largest of all the ri...
Amazon River DolphinOther common names of the species are Boto, Bouto, Bufeoand pink dolphin.There are three recognized su...
AnatomyBody length can range from 5.0 to 7.9 ft and weigh 350pounds.Botos have extremely flexible necks, as some of the ver...
AnatomyBody color varies with age. The young individuals being darkgray and adults are pink.The rostrum and mandible are l...
HabitatThey can be found in the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers.Their distribution include      Bolivia      Brazil      Colombi...
HabitatThe Amazon river dolphin lives in main rivers, smallchannels, mouths of rivers, lakes, and just below waterfallsand...
BehaviorThey appear to be most active during the early morning andlate evening.They are slow swimmers. Generally travel at...
BehaviorInia geoffrensis is typically solitary and is rarely seen in tightgroups of more than three members.These dolphins...
FeedingThey feed on crustaceans, crabs, small turtles, catfish,piranha, shrimp, and other fishes.Amazon River Dolphins use t...
FeedingBotos are usually solitary feeders.They consume about 2.5% of their body weight every day                          ...
ReproductionFemales reach sexual maturity between six and ten years ofage.Males seem to initiate sexual activity by nibbli...
ReproductionGestation lasts 10-11 months and a single calf is born.The interval between births may be as long as five years...
ThreatsThe boto is fully protected by law in South America.The natural predators of the Amazon River dolphins arecaimans, ...
ThreatsThreats include incidental mortality in fishing gears,deliberate killing for fish bait and attractant for predatorcon...
CreditsCopyright© Bioexpedition.com 2012
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http://goo.gl/C8qht - The Amazon River Dolphin (Inea Geoffrensis), also known as Boto, is a freshwater dolphin endemic of the Amazon region.

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Amazon river dolphin, The Pink Dolphin Facts

  1. 1. Amazon River Dolphin Facts Inia Geofrenssis BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  2. 2. Amazon River Dolphin BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  3. 3. Amazon River DolphinThe Amazon river dolphin is a freshwater river dolphin.The Amazon dolphin is the largest of all the river dolphinsin the world.The Amazon dolphin split from its oceanic ancestors about15 million years ago. BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  4. 4. Amazon River DolphinOther common names of the species are Boto, Bouto, Bufeoand pink dolphin.There are three recognized subspecies: Inia geoffrensis geoffrensis Inia geoffrensis humboldtiana Inia geoffrensis boliviensis. BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  5. 5. AnatomyBody length can range from 5.0 to 7.9 ft and weigh 350pounds.Botos have extremely flexible necks, as some of the vertebraeare unfused.They are able to move their head in most directions. BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  6. 6. AnatomyBody color varies with age. The young individuals being darkgray and adults are pink.The rostrum and mandible are long and robust and themelon is small and flaccid.They possess heterodont dentition and conical teeth. BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  7. 7. HabitatThey can be found in the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers.Their distribution include Bolivia Brazil Colombia Ecuador Peru Venezuela. BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  8. 8. HabitatThe Amazon river dolphin lives in main rivers, smallchannels, mouths of rivers, lakes, and just below waterfallsand rapids.The boto dolphins are sometimes swimming through thetrees. BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  9. 9. BehaviorThey appear to be most active during the early morning andlate evening.They are slow swimmers. Generally travel at around 1.3miles per hour.They are known to associate with other dolphins and giantotters. BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  10. 10. BehaviorInia geoffrensis is typically solitary and is rarely seen in tightgroups of more than three members.These dolphins do not dive very deep, and they rarely raisetheir flukes out of the water. BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  11. 11. FeedingThey feed on crustaceans, crabs, small turtles, catfish,piranha, shrimp, and other fishes.Amazon River Dolphins use their echolocation to locate preyin the murky waters of the Rainforest Rivers BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  12. 12. FeedingBotos are usually solitary feeders.They consume about 2.5% of their body weight every day BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  13. 13. ReproductionFemales reach sexual maturity between six and ten years ofage.Males seem to initiate sexual activity by nibbling at theflippers of females. BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  14. 14. ReproductionGestation lasts 10-11 months and a single calf is born.The interval between births may be as long as five years.The longevity of Inia geoffrensis in captivity is from 10 to 26years. BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  15. 15. ThreatsThe boto is fully protected by law in South America.The natural predators of the Amazon River dolphins arecaimans, sharks, anacondas and jaguars. BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  16. 16. ThreatsThreats include incidental mortality in fishing gears,deliberate killing for fish bait and attractant for predatorcontrol, damming of rivers and environmental pollution. BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  17. 17. CreditsCopyright© Bioexpedition.com 2012
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