Amazon river dolphin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia- Inia geoffrensis, commonly known as the Amazon river dolphin, is a freshwater river dolphin endemic to the Orinoco, Amazon and Araguaia/Tocantins River systems of Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela. It is listed as Endangered by the IUCN due to pollution, overfishing, excessive boat traffic and habitat loss.
amazon river dolphin In traditional Amazon River folklore, at night, an Amazon river dolphin becomes a handsome young man who seduces girls, impregnates them, and then returns to the river in the morning to become a dolphin again.This dolphin shapeshifter is called an encantado." Apparently he always wears a hat to hide his blowhole in his head
SeaWayBLOG: Botos, the amazon river dolphins who are called "encantado," and their golden underwater world is The silt and vegetation make the Botos seem to glow orange underwater, although they are grey and pink. Mystical beliefs have shielded their environment, but net fishing and exploitation are quickly diminishing their number.