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Sotalia fluviatilis   (Gervais & Deville, 1853)

tucuxi
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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 : 210 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 40.0 kg (Ref. 1394)

Environment

Pelagic; freshwater

Climate / Range

Tropical; 17°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic, Southeast Pacific and South America Inland Waters: Sotalia fluviatilis fluviatilis: Freshwater, Amazon River (Ref. 1522).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found mostly nearshore and in estuaries. The riverine species feeds on a wide variety of fish, mostly small schooling species and the coastal species consume pelagic and demersal fish and cephalopods. Maximum length: coastal, 210 cm; riverine, 160 cm (Ref. 1394). Found mostly nearshore and in estuaries. The riverine species feeds on a wide variety of fish, mostly small schooling species and the coastal species consume pelagic and demersal fish and cephalopods (Ref. 1394).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

Human uses

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

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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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