Mammalia | Cetacea
Environment / Climate / Range
Pelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 75906); brackish; depth range 0 - 3510 m (Ref. 116169). 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 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) | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 4.2 - 15.7, mean 8.7 (based on 2801 cells).
Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100)