No data is available about the lifespan of Platanista minor. The dolphins probably live for a long time since they are relatively large and require 10 years to reach sexual maturity. However, recent poor water quality and reduced habitat might affect the current longevity of these animals in the wild. At least a few Indus River dolphins have been kept in captivity, however, their longevity data is unavailable.
Status: wild: 28.0 years.
- Reeves, R., A. Chaudhry. 1998. Status of the Indus River dolphin Platanista minor . Oryx, 32: 35-44.