Neophocaena phocaenoides

finless porpoise
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Classification
Mammalia | Cetacea | Phocoenidae
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Main reference
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 227 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81030)

Environment
Pelagic; anadromous (Ref. 75906); depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 356)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 90°N - 7°S, 46°E - 142°E

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific and Asia Inland Waters: Neophocaena phocaenoides phocaenoides: Persian Gulf, South China Sea, East China Sea, Indonesia, Philippines, Turtle Islands, Sulu Sea; Neophocaena phocaenoides sunameri: China, Korea, Japan, East China Sea; Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis: Yangtze River, China (Ref. 1522). Found in tropical to warm temperate coastal waters (Ref. 81021).
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in both fresh and marine. Feeds on small fishes, squids and shrimps; also ingests some plant material including leaves and rice (Ref. 1394). In 2006, a population survey was able to record a total of 300 individuals of Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis, as experts provide an estimate of 1,400 individuals based on the said survey. This is considered a 50% decline from the survey done in 1991 (Ref. 85336). Found in tropical to warm temperate coastal waters, i.e., shallow bays, mangrove swamps, estuaries and large rivers, but mainly prefers estuarine waters (Ref. 81021). Feeds on small fishes, squids and shrimps; also ingests some plant materials including leaves and rice (Ref. 1394).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A2cde)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown