Feresa attenuata   Gray, 1874

pygmy killer whale
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Cetacea | Delphinidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Pelagic; non-migratory (Ref. 75906).  Tropical; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical, subtropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 200.0  range ? - ? cm Max length : 260 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 225.0 kg (Ref. 1394)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on fish and squid; occassionally they attack other dolphins (Ref. 1394). Mean length at first maturity for males is 200 m (Ref. 75906). In offshore waters. Generally in herds of fewer than 50 individuals (Ref. 801). Feeds on fish and squid; occasionally they attack other dolphins (Ref. 1394). Common birth length: 80 cm (Ref. 75906).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Tan, J.M.L. 1995. (Ref. 936)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown