Lipotes vexillifer •
lipotes vexillifer

Lipotes vexillifer

Lipotes vexillifer NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.

ITIS Reports — ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world. The baiji is a possibly extinct species of freshwater dolphin, and is thought to be the first dolphin species driven to extinction due to the impact of humans. Since Baiji means ‘white fin’ in Chinese, it means ‘white-finned dolphin’. In China, the species is also called the Chinese river dolphin, Yangtze river dolphin, Yangtze dolphin and whitefin dolphin. Nicknamed the “Goddess of the Yangtze”, it was regarded as the goddess of protection by local fishermen and boatmen. It is not to be confused with the Chinese white dolphin or the finless porpoise.

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Detailed information
Full Name: Chinese River Dolphin (Lipotes vexillifer)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Mammals
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 05/30/1989 Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found
  • Countries in which the the Chinese River Dolphin, Wherever found is known to occur: China
Federal register documents
Citation Page
05/30/1989 54 FR 22906 22907 ETWP; Chinese River Dolphin; Final Rule; 54 FR 22906 22907
05/30/1989 54 FR 22906 22906 Addition of the Chinese River Dolphin to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
05/18/1988 53 FR 17735 17736 Proposed End. Status for Chinese River Dolphin; 53 FR 17735-17736
No recovery information is available for the Chinese River Dolphin.
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