Sotalia – Tucuxi & Guiana dolphin
Inhabits both freshwater and marine environments
It encompasses a group of dolphins that inhabit the waters of South America. These medium-sized dolphins, ranging from about 48 – 72 in (4 – 6 ft) in length, are recognized for their amiable nature and social behavior. One distinctive feature is their long, slender beak and curved dorsal fin, adding to their unique appearance. Their coloration varies but often has a light gray or bluish tint. Their diet primarily consists of fish and squid, showcasing their adaptability to aquatic environments.
These highly social dolphins often form tight-knit groups, including individuals of various ages. Communication within these pods is vital for coordinating activities such as hunting and navigation. They produce various sounds, including whistles and clicks, to convey messages and maintain social bonds.
Species in this genus
In Northern Brazil, people sell their body parts as charms for good luck, love, and money