They spend most of the time in brackish, freshwater lakes or Lagoon, not visiting the ocean. Depending on the mood, these species become active during the daytime or night. They eat about 8% of their body weight; this food is stored as fat and used during extended dry periods. They spend most of their days either eating or sleeping in the water.
Bodies are covered with fine hairs, and the upper and lower lip has thick bristles that appear like mustaches or beards. Mammals need to come to the water’s surface to breathe, but Amazon Marathi could sleep underwater for about 25 minutes without coming to the surface. Like other species, they communicate through vocalization or memorable songs.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Group
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No