Consider the following pairs:
Wildlife : Naturally found in
- Blue-finned Mahseer : Cauvery River
- Irrawaddy Dolphin : Chambal River
- Rusty-spotted Cat : Eastern Ghats
Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?
- 1 and 2 only
- 2 and 3 only
- 1 and 3 only
- 1, 2 and 3
Irrawaddy dolphins are quite shy, and all that can be seen of them most of the time is a dorsal fin or a tail fluke. The species gets its common name from the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar, where it also lives. It was first described in 1866 from a specimen found in the Vishakapatnam harbour in present day Andhra Pradesh on India‘s east coast.
In Chilika they can be seen singly, in pairs or as small groups of 4 to 6 individuals. Thus, it is not observed in Chambal river.
The correct option is C.