Chinese River Dolphin (Lipotes vexillifer)

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Listing Status:   


General Information

Chinese river dolphins are grey with a paler belly. They have a long, narrow beak, which is slightly upturned, and a very low, triangular fin. The Chinese river dolphin is almost blind and is believed to now be extinct by some experts.

  • Countries in which the the Chinese River Dolphin, Wherever found is known to occur:  China
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
1989-05-30 Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
1989-05-30 00:00:00.0 54 FR 22906 22907 ETWP; Chinese River Dolphin; Final Rule; 54 FR 22906 22907
1989-05-30 00:00:00.0 54 FR 22906 22906 Addition of the Chinese River Dolphin to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
1988-05-18 00:00:00.0 53 FR 17735 17736 Proposed End. Status for Chinese River Dolphin; 53 FR 17735-17736

» Recovery

No recovery information is available for the Chinese River Dolphin.

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Chinese River Dolphin.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Chinese River Dolphin.

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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