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Which one of the following is the national aquatic animal of India?
(a) Saltwater crocodile
(b) Olive ridley turtle
(c) Gangetic dolphin
(d) Gharial



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The national aquatic animal of India is the Gangetic dolphin (Platanista gangetica). It was declared the national aquatic animal in 2009 to raise awareness about the conservation and protection of this unique species found in the rivers of India. The Gangetic dolphin is an endangered species and is primarily found in the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna river systems. It is known for its unique appearance and its ecological importance as an indicator of the health of river ecosystems.


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