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Orcaella brevirostris   (Owen, 1866)

Irrawaddy dolphin

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Cetacea | Delphinidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

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

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 275 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394)

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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Endangered (EN) (A2cd+3cd+4cd); Date assessed: 30 August 2017

CITES status (Ref. 108899)


CMS (Ref. 116361)


Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO - Fisheries: landings, species profile | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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References
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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 27.6 - 29.3, mean 28.9 (based on 1016 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown