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Pink River Dolphins

Page history last edited by wikiuser0027 11 years, 8 months ago

 

 

Pink River Dolphins

 

 

Here are some main facts on the pink river dolphin.

 

Common Name: Pink River Dolphin

 

Scientific Class: Mamalia

 

 

 

 

Order: Cetacea

 

Suborder: Odontoceti

 

Family: Iniidae

 

Scientific Genus: Inia

 

species: geoffrensis

 

Symbiotic Relationship: They Have bacteria in their guts that help them digest their food (all mammals do).

This is a mutualistic relationship. 

 

Biome: They live in rivers.  But they are mostly found in the Amazon River. 

 

Countries: Peru, and Brazil

 

Special adaptions to its environment:

 

They have adapted to live in fresh water.

 

Length 2-3 meters

 

Weight: 150KG

 

Name of its young: Calves

 

Name of a group of this animal: Pod

 

Names of two related species: Whales, Fish

 

The pink dolphin eats crabs, small turtles, fish, catfish, and crustaceans.

 

The pink dolphin is a Tertiary Consumer.

 

The River Dolphin uses its teeth to capture its food.

 

They do not have a natural predators.

 

One of their defenses are its loud squeal.

 

They communicate with sound waves.

 

Super Duper really fun facts:

 

They live in groups of 1 or 2 but when they go out to hunt they go in up to groups of thirty.

It is sad that they can stun their prey with a melon type thing in their forehead.

Sometimes they have a big bump instead of a dorsial fin.

Their brains are 40% bigger than ours.

They live up to 30 or 45 years old.

 

Type of body covering: hair

 

General description: Fins,Hair, Angled body

 

This animal is endangered because of the destruction of its habitat and the commercial fishermen.

 

 

 

 

 Here is a picture of where they mainly live.

 

 

Image:Cetacea range map Amazon River Dolphin.PNG 

 

 

This is a food chain of the Pink River Dolphins. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources: Wikipidia 

Animal Kingdoms

ask.com

 

By Maxwell Carey Cardwell

 

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