The Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), also known as the boto, bufeo or
pink river dolphin, is a species of toothed whale classified in the family Iniidae.
The Amazon river dolphin, also known as pink river dolphins, is becoming
vulnerable in certain areas due to dams and contamination of rivers and lakes.
Inia geoffrensis species guide. The Amazon River dolphin, also known as the
boto, is found in the murky waters of the major rivers and tributaries of the
The Amazon River Dolphin, also called the boutu, boto, or bufeo, is the largest of
the freshwater dolphins, and like all freshwater dolphins it is endangered ...
Up to 9 feet (2.7 meters) long and 300 pounds (136.1 kilograms), Pink River
Dolphins are the largest freshwater dolphins in the world.
Sep 16, 2012 ... The Amazon River dolphin averages about 6.5 feet in length. They come in all
shades of pink, from a dull gray-pink, to rosy colored pink, to a ...
Find out what's known about Amazon River Dolphins, Inia geoffrensis, Mammalia
, Cetartiodactyla, Iniidae, including their world range and habitats, feeding ...
The boto is probably the best known of the five river dolphins. It has an extremely
distinctive ... Also known as: Amazon River dolphin, boutu, pink river dolphin.
The problem. Thousands of Boto dolphins are illegally hunted in the Amazon
every year, mostly for bait to catch Piracatinga catfish. During a hunt, dolphins are
Taxonomic Notes: Three subspecies are currently recognized: I. g. geoffrensis in
the Amazon River system of Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador, I. g. boliviensis in ...