> Inia geoffrensis
Inia geoffrensis (Pink River Dolphin; Amazon River Dolphin; boto; boutu)
Synonyms: Delphinus frontatus; Delphinus geoffrensis
Inia geoffrensis, commonly known as the Amazon river dolphin, is a freshwater river dolphin endemic to the Orinoco, Amazon and Araguaia/Tocantins River systems of Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela. It is listed as Endangered by the IUCN due to pollution, overfishing, excessive boat traffic and habitat loss. Other common names of the species include boto, lo lo annaaaa, boto cor-de-rosa, bouto, and pink dolphin.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Not determined do to incomplete vulnerability data.
|Adult Weight  ||185.19 lbs (84.00 kg)|
|Birth Weight  ||14.99 lbs (6.80 kg)|
|Diet  ||Carnivore|
|Gestation  ||9 months 17 days|
|Litter Size  ||1|
|Maximum Longevity  ||31 years|
|Speed  ||13.98 MPH (6.25 m/s)|
|Water Biome  ||Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams, Temporary Pools|
MapsLink to MapSouth America;
Institutions (Zoos, etc.)
Species recognized by Gardner A.L, 05-Dec-2008, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in
Attributes / relations provided by ♦ 1
Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org ♦ 2
de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits.
Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 ♦ 3Inia geoffrensis
, Robin C. Best and Vera M. F. da Silva, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 426, pp. 1-8 (1993) ♦ 4Animals of the Rainforest ♦ 5
Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database
of the Natural History Museum, London
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe.