Characterization of milk composition in narrow-ridged finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis) at different lactation stages

Zeng, Xianyuan; Huang, Shiang-lin; Qian, Zhengyi; Hao, Yujiang; Wang, Ding; Ji, Junhua; Nabi, Ghulam
Marine Mammal Science (2017)

Lactation plays a vital role in reproductive success, evolving with ecological adaptations of mammalian life histories. Knowledge of the lactation process in odontocetes is scarce and limited to a handful…


Status and conservation of the Yangtze finless porpoise

Wang, Ding; Liu, Renjun; Zhang, Xianfeng; Yang, Jian; Wei, Zhuo; Zhao, Qingzhong; Wang, Xiaoqiang
Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Cetaceans in Asia (2000)

During 1991–1997, five and three surveys were conducted in the middle and lower reaches, respectively, of the Yangtze River. The target species of the surveys included both the baiji (Lipotes…


Perinatal growth of delphinoids: Information from aquarium reared bottlenose dolphins and finless porpoises

Kasuya, T.; Tobayama, T.; Saiga, T.; Kataoka, T.
Scientific Reports of the Whales Research Institute (1986)

The early postnatal growth of bottlenose dolphins and finless porpoises was studied using 97 body length records of 61 individuals born in aquariums. The growth rates observed were similar to…


Fatal disseminated Toxoplasma gondii infection in a captive harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)

Herder, V.; van de Velde, N.; Højer Kristensen, J.; van Elk, C.; Peters, M.; Kilwinski, J.; Schares, G.; Siebert, U.; Wohlsein, P.
Journal of Comparative Pathology (2015)

A 7-year-old female harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), born and held in captivity, suffered from reduced consciousness, imprecise and circling swimming movements and long phases of immobility over a period of…


Reproductive seasonality and maturity of male Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis in captivity: A case study based on the hormone evidence

Daoquan, Chen; Yujiang, Hao; Qingzhong, Zhao; Ding, Wang
Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology (2006)

To provide hormone evidence on reproductive seasonality and maturity of the Yangtze finless porpoise, the authors monitored the monthly variations of serum reproductive hormones of a male Yangtze finless porpoise…