Mammalia | Cetacea
Environment / Climate / Range
Pelagic; depth range 0 - 3000 m (Ref. 83346). Tropical; 20°C - ? (Ref. 75906); 90°N - 90°S, 70°E - 175°W
Atlantic Ocean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical and subtropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 1,550 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 25.0 t (Ref. 1394)
Depth range based on reported depth in Angola (Ref. 83346). Found both offshore and near the coast in many areas (Ref. 1394). Commonly in groups of 10 to 20 individuals on feeding grounds (Ref. 801). Feeds primarily on fish, but they also take invertebrates. They are active lunge feeders (Ref. 1394). Oceanodromous (Ref. 75906).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO(fisheries: production) | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 1.3 - 9.2, mean 2 (based on 18026 cells).
Very high vulnerability (87 of 100)