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Tucuxi

The Tucuxi is one of the smallest dolphins. Its length varies from 1.4 up to 1.9 meters long. Its weight can reach a maximum of 40 kg. The scientific name of this type of dolphin is Sotalia Fluviatilis.


The Tucuxi is a peculiar type of dolphin as its natural habitat includes both coastal waters and rivers located in South America, in a region that starts in Brazil and ends in Panama.

This type of dolphin feeds mainly on fishes, mollusks, squids and octopus which represent a more variegated menu then most dolphin species.

Some native cultures consider this type of dolphin as a symbol of both luck and fertility so to honor and bring these desired gifts, men usually wear some dolphins jewelry for luck as women will wear it mostly for fertility.


If you would like to see a picture of the Tucuxi, I invite you to go to the main page of this site called: "What are the 32 types of dolphins?" You will also notice the pictures of other dolphins species. I encourage you to satisfy your curiosity by reading the articles that are related to them.




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