river dolphin


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river dolphin

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Noun1.river dolphin - any of several long-snouted usually freshwater dolphins of South America and southern Asia
dolphin - any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises
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Rab Nawaz, senior director of programmes at the WWF-P, said the Indus ecoregion was rich in biodiversity and was home to a number of endemic species such as the Indus River dolphin.
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The Indus River dolphin, known as the second-most endangered freshwater species in the world and listed among the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature's threatened species, is struggling for its survival.