Indus valley dolphin is national aquatic animal of pakistan it is found in indus river. Indus river dolphins are one of only four river dolphin species and subspecies in the world that spend all of their lives in freshwater, and are currently endangered due to bycatch, hunting. The indus river dolphin is considered one of the rarest mammals in the world here is a compilation of facts about this river dolphin, which will give you a rough idea as to what we stand to. The south asian river dolphin (platanista gangetica) is a freshwater or river dolphin found in the indian subcontinent which is split into two subspecies, the ganges river dolphin. Indus river dolphin, indus dolphin, susu: french the indus river dolphin was considered by some researchers as a distinct species for several decades. The indus river dolphin, locally known as bhulan is an obligate freshwater cetacean species found in the indus river, pakistan a flagship species, this dolphin is an indicator of the. River dolphin: river dolphin it is common in the turbid waters of the amazon and orinoco river basins a male amazon river dolphin can (indus river dolphin. The indus river dolphin's range has declined as a result of dams and irrigation projects, a new study shows.
The indus river dolphin is also known as bhulans and lives exclusively in rivers in pakistan. A new wwf survey says there are now an estimated 1,816 indus river in pakistan—50% more than the 1,200 dolphins estimated after an initial census in 2001 when the species appeared to be on. The number of the endangered indus river dolphin, also known as bhulan or the ‘blind dolphin’, is on the rise – a significant positive development despite pollution threat, a study conducted. Found in the freshwaters of the indus river in south asia, the estimated remaining 1,100 indus river dolphins widely populate the lower parts of the river in pakistan they range in size. Did you know indus and ganges river dolphins diverged from the lineage of all other dolphins 32 million years ago they are functionally blind and navigate and find their food by.
Biology, ecology, habitat, and status of rare, threatened and endangered species of mammals and information on their native countries: biodiversity, ecosystems, population, and land use. Read about platanista minor (indus river dolphin) on the animal diversity web. The indus river dolphin (platanista gangetica minor), locally referred to as bhulan, is characterized by a long beak and rounded, stocky body. This project aims to conserve pakistan's wetlands, many of which have already been lost due to increasing human pressure, irrigation, and drainage projects the focus of this component of.
Ganges river dolphin facts and indus river dolphin populations declined mainly due to the construction of dams and barrages in the 1930s which fragmented. Threats the indus river dolphin was distributed in a wide range once found in the indus river and in its major tributaries in punjab sutlej, chenab, ravi and jhelum which is now confined to. Indus river dolphin:itself is home to the indus river dolphin, a freshwater dolphin whose habitat has been severely stressed by hunting, pollution, and the creation of dams and barrages. The ganges river dolphin (platanista gangetica gangetica) and indus river dolphin (platanista gangetica minor) are two sub-species of freshwater or river dolphins found in bangladesh, india.
Indus river dolphins have very small eyes that resemble pinhole openings some scientists believe they are functionally blind, sensing only light levels and direction they vocalize almost. Threats from human interaction: today only about eleven hundred indus river dolphins exist and only in the lower parts of the indus river numbers were seen to decline drastically after the. The blind indus river dolphin, a living fossil of a dolphin existing only in a few stretches of the indus river in pakistan is in serious trouble.
Wdc funded gill braulik to undertake two projects in pakistan, focusing on the indus river dolphin.
It is one of four of the only dolphin species to live in entirely fresh water they were believed to originate in the ancient tethys sea dolphins were forced to adapt to live in rivers. The freshwater dolphin’s habitat is disappearing as pakistan diverts river water for irrigation. Hindus river dolphin, bhulan, blind river dolphin, indus dolphin, side swimming dolphin, plataniste de l’indus (fr), delfin del indo (sp) scientific name: plantanista minor what are indus. The indus river dolphin as the name suggests can be found swimming in the indus river which is located in pakistan in addition to the name indus river dolphin it has also been referred to. How to protect endangered species indus river dolphin common names: indus river dolphin, bhulan, blind river dolphin, indus dolphin, side swimming dolphin, plataniste de l'indus (fr). Indus river dolphin the indus river dolphin (platanista gangetica minor) is a subspecies of freshwater river dolphin found in the indus river (and its beas and sutlej tributaries) of india.