Rivers and Streams Animals

Class: Mammalia: Mammals Diet: Fish, some crustaceans
Order: Cetacea: Whales
Size: 1.8 - 2.7 m (6 - 9 ft)
Family: Platanistidae: River Dolphins Conservation Status: Endangered
Scientific Name: Inia geoffrensis Habitat: rivers, streams
Range: Amazon basin

Size of BoutuThe boutu has a strong beak studded with short bristles and a mobile, flexible head and neck. Most boutus have a total of 100 or more teeth. Their eyes, although small, seem to be more functional than those of other river dolphins. Boutus feed mainly on small fish and some crustaceans, using echolocation clicks to find their prey. Boutus live in pairs and seem to produce young between July and September.

Range of Boutu
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