|Scientific Name||Phocoena sinus|
|Alternate Name||Cochito, Desert Porpoise, Gulf Porpoise, Gulf of California Porpoise, Gulf of California Harbour Porpoise, Little Cow/Pig, Vaquita Marina/Porpoise|
|Collective Name||Crowd, Herd, Pod, School, Shoal|
|North America||Marine Neritic, Marine Oceanic|
|29-55 kg.||65-120 lb.|
|1.49-2 m.||4.9-6.6 ft.||20-21 yr.||10 yr. (Generation)|
The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is the smallest member of the Phoecoenidae family, categorized within the Cetartiodactyla order. The vaquita is categorized as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species as it’s the most endangered marine mammal on the planet with approximately less than 30 individuals remaining in the wild today. As a solitary species, the vaquita is usually found alone, or as a mother and calf pairing. The vaquita is only found within the Gulf of California and prefers murky, shallow waters close to the coast.