Pontoporia blainvillei (Gervais and d'Orbigny, 1844) — Overview

La Plata River Dolphin learn more about names for this taxon

IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Geographic Range

Franciscana dolphins are found along the costal waters of South America from the Doce River in Brazil south to the Valdez Peninsula in Argentina. Pontoporia blainvillei are also common in the estuaries of the Rio de la Plata, hence the other common name, La Plata dolphin.

Biogeographic Regions: neotropical (Native )


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