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Species profile—Orcaella heinsohni (Australian snubfin dolphin)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Mammalia (mammals) → Delphinidae (dolphins) → Orcaella heinsohni (Australian snubfin dolphin)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Mammalia (mammals)
Family
Delphinidae (dolphins)
Scientific name
Orcaella heinsohni Beasley, Robertson, & Arnold, 2005
Common name
Australian snubfin dolphin
Type reference
Beasley, I., Robertson, K.M., and Arnold, P. (2005). Description Of A New Dolphin, the Australian snubfin dolphin Orcaella heinsohni sp. n. (Cetacea, Delphinidae). Marine Mammal Science 21(3): 365-400.
WildNet taxon ID
1039
Synonym(s)
Orcaella brevirostris
Alternate name(s)
Irrawaddy river dolphin
Irrawaddy dolphin
pesut
lumba lumba
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Vulnerable
Back on Track (BoT) status
Critical
Conservation significant
Yes
Wetland status
Wetland Indicator Species
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Species environment
Marine

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=1039

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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