Tropical Americas

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A tucuxi, or grey river dolphin (Sotalia fluviatilis) leaping at sunset from the reflecting waters of the Amazon River in Brazil, South America. This small member of the dolphin family inhabits freshwater rivers of the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers, as well as near-shore marine environments of the Atlantic/Caribbean coasts of South and Central America. It inhabits similar habitat as the pink Amazon River dolphin (Boto).