Mammalia | Cetacea
Tan, J.M.L. 1995. (Ref. 936)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 380 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 500.0 kg (Ref. 1394)
Pelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 75906); brackish; depth range 497 - 1233 m (Ref. 97367)
Climate / Range
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.
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).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100)