Tucuxis (Sotalia fluviatilis) are a species of river dolphin endemic to the Amazon Basin, predominantly through Brazil but also down-river in Colombia and Peru. Their morphology is similar to that of the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus), however, are of much more diminutive size. Adult individuals tend to grow to about 1.5m long, and their ventral side tends much more towards a white or light pink than that of the Bottlenose. Like most dolphins, they congregate and live in a pod, usually consisting of around ten individuals of mixed sex and age. Unlike other dolphin species, Tucuxi are poorly suited towards a life in captivity, and exhibit poor health when held in captivity.
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