Endangered South American animals : Tucuxi
The pygmy dolphin (Sotalia fluviatilis) is a dolphin animal that belongs to the order Cetacean artiodactyla, suborder Toothed whales, family Coccinidae, and genus Pygmy dolphin. Pygmy dolphins are also known as Amazonian dolphins. It is recognized as a member of the pygmy genus. They also live on the Atlantic coast of southern Brazil, as well as in estuaries and inland rivers such as the Amazon and Orinoco rivers. Pygmy dolphins are a type of bottlenose dolphin, very similar to bottlenose dolphins, but smaller. A dark stripe runs between the animal's mouth and flippers. The length of the coastal species is approximately 2.1 m, and the river species is approximately 1.6 m. The weight is approximately 40 kg. Known as the world's smallest dolphin.