TOOTHED or TOOTHLESS (BALEEN): Toothed
FRESHWATER, SALTERWATER or BRACKISH: Saltwater/freshwater
HABITAT: Shallow waters along the coast of Asia and other Indonesian islands. Also found in Yangtze river.
LENGTH (maximum): 5-7 Ft
WEIGHT (maximum): 160 lbs
RELATIVE SPECIES: Irrawaddy dolphin
NEIGHBORING SPECIES: Irrawaddy dolphin, bottlenose dolphin, Yangtze river dolphin
PREDATORS: Humans, large whales, killer whales
THREATS: Trapped in fishing nets, habitat degradation, pollution.
DIET: Fish, shrimp, squid, cuttlefish, octopus.
MANNER OF FEEDING: Unknown
BEHAVIOR: Travel in groups of 2-5. Rarely follows fast vessels to swim in the wakes. Doesn’t leap out of the water. Likes to roll at the surface.
REPRODUCTION: Gestation is 11 months. Weaned at 7 months. Females give birth every 2 years.
LIFE SPAN: At least 33 years
- No dorsal fin.
- Population is decreasing.
- Knopf, Alfred A. Guide to Marine Mammals of the World.Random House. 2002