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Limited to southern Asia, Platanista gangetica inhabits the Ganges and Indus rivers and the many associated tributaries and connected lakes. This species is restricted to freshwater. There are two subspecies: Platanista gangetica gangetica, found in Eastern India, Nepal and Bangladesh in the Ganges, Meghna, Karnaphuli, Bramaputra, and Hooghly river systems, and Platanista gangetica minor, found in Pakistan in the Indus River system.
Biogeographic Regions: oriental (Native )