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Author Topic: Chinese White Dolphin (Aquameridian Limited - Part 1)  (Read 3886 times)

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Chinese White Dolphin (Aquameridian Limited - Part 1)
« on: August 01, 2013, 12:52:25 PM »
Walk-around of the Aquameridian Part 1 Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin or Chinese White Dolphin, Sousa chinensis (Osbeck, 1765). This is a true member of Delphinidae and should not be confused with the limnic (and probably extinct) Baiji or Chinese River Dolphin, Lipotes vexillifer. Chinese White Dolphins are mostly coastal and estuarine dwellers and IUCN lists the species as "Near Threatened". However, since recent molecular data has suggested that Sousa chinensis might actually consist of two or more distinct species each of the resulting ones might be more endangered than currently thought. The adult figure is 71 mm long and the juvenile 38 mm, so the scale would be around 1:28 - 1:35 (since male individuals get bigger, the scale could be up to 1:45 if it weren't for the juvenile which is more likely to stay with its mother, I guess). The human figure (diver from Safari Ltd Coral Reef Toob) is approx. 1:32 - 1:35 scale.
The adult dolphin figure is very similar in scale and size to the Playvisions Atlantic Humpback Dolphin, Sousa teuszii, which is the only other Humpback Dolphin figure I'm currently aware of.
Here's a link to the Chinese White dolphin at its home at Aquameridian Limited: http://aqua-meridian.com/en/potostackgallery/product-part-1/clickin_cwdolphin-cropped_chin-2/














Edit 2017-02-07: Fixed broken image urls.
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Re: Chinese White Dolphin (Aquameridian Limited - Part 1)
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2013, 01:36:38 AM »
Wonderful walk around Brontodocus. I like the combinations of juvenile and adult of this figures, the same that Napoleon fish  ^-^.
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Re: Chinese White Dolphin (Aquameridian Limited - Part 1)
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013, 09:02:53 PM »
My favourite of this serie, i am happy that i also have this figurine(s)  :) :)

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Re: Chinese White Dolphin (Aquameridian Limited - Part 1)
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 01:39:27 PM »
Fixed broken image urls of Aquameridian Chinese White Dolphin. :)

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Re: Chinese White Dolphin (Aquameridian Limited - Part 1)
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2017, 12:53:17 AM »
That's a nice looking dolphin statue/ model  in my opinion

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Re: Chinese White Dolphin (Aquameridian Limited - Part 1)
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2017, 03:15:51 AM »
It's a shame the Aquameridian series was canceled. The next wave (so to speak) was going to have Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda

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Re: Chinese White Dolphin (Aquameridian Limited - Part 1)
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2017, 07:17:04 AM »
Thanks, CetaceanFan and Blaine! :)
It's a shame the Aquameridian series was canceled. The next wave (so to speak) was going to have Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda
Oh, I was already wondering what happened to them. So they never came past "Part 1" then? Too bad. :'( The few existing figures were all on par with the best of Kitan Club and Kaiyodo quality wise.

 



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