PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered
YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 1985
CRITICAL HABITAT: None
RECOVERY PLAN: None
RANGE: Upper Gulf of California, primarily around the Rocas Consag archipelago east of San Felipe in Baja California and near the Colorado River Delta
THREATS: Incidental bycatch in legal and illegal gillnets, commercial shrimp trawls, damming of the Colorado River and decreased freshwater input into the upper Gulf of California, coastal development, lack of genetic variability, pollution, and pesticides
POPULATION TREND: In 2007, the entire vaquita population was estimated to be only 150 individuals and declining rapidly.