Mammalia | Cetacea
Environment / Climate / Range
Pelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 75906); brackish; depth range 497 - 1233 m (Ref. 97367). Tropical; 13°C - 28°C (Ref. 75906); 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E
Antarctic, Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical to temperate.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 380 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 500.0 kg (Ref. 1394)
Inhabits deep oceanic and continental slope waters form the tropics through the temperate regions in both hemispheres. Feeds on crustaceans and cephalopods, but prefer squid (Ref. 1394). Length at first maturity for males ranges from 260 to 280 cm (Ref. 75906). Inhabits deep oceanic and continental slope waters of the tropics through the temperate regions in both hemispheres. Feeds on crustaceans and cephalopods, but prefers squid (Ref. 1394). Breeding is year-round (Ref. 97367).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Breeding is year-round.
Tan, J.M.L. 1995. (Ref. 936)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100)