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Globicephala macrorhynchus   Gray, 1846

short-finned pilot 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); depth range 0 - 1000 m (Ref. 1005), usually 600 - 1000 m (Ref. 104603).  Tropical; 15°C - 16°C (Ref. 97344); 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical and warm temperate.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 316.0, range 290 - 400 cm Max length : 610 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 550 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 3.6 t (Ref. 1394)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 104603. Found in deep offshore areas. Feeds on squid, sometimes fish (Ref. 936). Length at first maturity ranges from 310 to 400 cm for females and 390 to 590 cm for males (Ref. 75819). Found in deep offshore areas. Feeds on squid, sometimes fish (Ref. 936). They are gregarious, rarely found solitary (Ref. 114960). Males mature later than females because of their size and polygynous breeding behavior. Breeding longevity of Pacific species lasts for 17 to 31 years. Those less than 24 years old have a relatively high reproductive potential and longer resting period (Ref. 97344).

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

Males mature later than females because of their size and polygynous breeding behavior. Breeding longevity of Pacific species lasts for 17 to 31 years. Those less than 24 years old have a relatively high reproductive potential and longer resting period (Ref. 97344).

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: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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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 (86 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown