These timid little dolphins are unusual in that they are found in both salt water and fresh water.
Body length: 1.3-1.8m, Weight: 35-45kg.
Tucuxis resemble smaller versions of bottlenoses, with a longer beak and hooked dorsal fin.
They are endemic to South American waters.
Tucuxis feed on fish and crustaceans.
This species sometimes appears together with river dolphins in Amazon and Orinoco rivers and also in the brackish waters off the coast.
Tucuxis are classified as Data Deficient by the 2000 IUCN Red List.