Amazon river dolphin

species of mammal

The Amazon river dolphin, boto, bufeo or pink dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) is one of five species of river dolphin. The Amazon river dolphin lives in the Amazon River and Orinoco River. It is greyish pink in color. It is endangered because of dams and water pollution, especially mercury pollution.[2]

Amazon river dolphin
Illustration of human next to dolphin
Size compared to an average human
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Infraorder: Cetacea
Family: Iniidae
Genus: Inia
I. geoffrensis
Binomial name
Inia geoffrensis
(Blainville, 1817)
Amazon river dolphin range


  1. da Silva, V.; Trujillo, F.; Martin, A.; Zerbini, A.N.; Crespo, E.; Aliaga-Rossel, E.; Reeves, R. (2018). "Amazon River Dolphin: Inia geoffrensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: e.T10831A50358152. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T10831A50358152.en. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  2. "Amazon River Dolphin". World Wildlife Fund.