Map showing the totoaba's range and demand.

Map showing how the vaquita is currently only found in a small area (marked in orange) within the same waters as the totoaba (marked in yellow). The main destination for trade in totoaba maw is East Asia.

Map showing the totoaba's range and demand.

Map showing the range of the totoaba and vaquita. Both species are included on CITES Appendix I and are threatened by illegal fishing to meet the demand for totoaba swim bladder in East Asia. The vaquita is captured as bycatch in gillnets used to illegally catch totoaba.
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