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Sousa chinensis (Chinese Humpback Dolphin) is a species of mammals in the family Delphinidae. They are listed in cites appendix i. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. They are solitary carnivores. Individuals can grow to 2.8 m. Reproduction is viviparous. They have parental care (female provides care). They rely on swimming and lift powered swimming to move around.

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  • Definition: Appendix I lists species that are the most endangered among CITES-listed animals and plants. They are threatened with extinction and CITES prohibits international trade in specimens of these species except when the purpose of the import is not commercial, for instance for scientific research. In these exceptional cases, trade may take place provided it is authorized by the granting of both an import permit and an export permit (or re-export certificate). Article VII of the Convention provides for a number of exemptions to this general prohibition.
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  • Definition: Hydrofoils, or fins, are used to push against the water to create a normal force to provide thrust, propelling the animal through water. The reduction of fin cross-sectional area helps to minimize drag, and therefore increase efficiency. Regardless of size of the animal, at any particular speed, maximum possible lift is proportional to (wing area) x (speed)<sup>2</sup>. Dolphins and whales have large, horizontal caudal hydrofoils, while many fish and sharks have vertical caudal hydrofoils.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Chinese Humpback Dolphin. View this species on GBIF