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Orcaella brevirostris   (Owen, 1866)

Irrawaddy dolphin
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Cetacea | Delphinidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 275 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394)

Environment

Pelagic; freshwater; brackish; depth range 0 - 200 m, usually 1 - 10 m

Climate / Range

Tropical; 90°N - 10°S, 50°E - 125°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific and Asia Inland Waters. [Malampaya Sound population: IUCN 2010 (Ref. 84930): CR, C2a(i,ii); D.]

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit coastal, brackish, and freshwaters of the tropical and subtropical Indo-Pacific (Ref. 1394); found mostly in shallow, brackish, turbid waters at the mouth of rivers in the southeastern Asia and Australasia (Ref. 1522). Feeds on fishes, cephalopods and crustaceans (Ref. 1394). Inhabit coastal, brackish, and freshwaters of the tropical and subtropical Indo-Pacific. Feeds on fishes, cephalopods and crustaceans (Ref. 1394); found mostly in shallow, brackish, turbid waters at the mouth of rivers in the southeastern Asia and Australasia (Ref. 1522).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A4cd)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Sea Around Us | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown