Mammalia | Cetacea
Tan, J.M.L. 1995. (Ref. 936)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 340 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 400.0 kg (Ref. 1394)
Pelagic; non-migratory (Ref. 75906); depth range 0 - 1425 m (Ref. 83348)
Climate / Range
Deep-water; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E
Atlantic Ocean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical to warm temperate zones.
Commonly seen over and near the continental slope. Feeds on deep-water cephalopods, fish and shrimps (Ref. 936). Length at first maturity ranges from 270 to 280 cm for females and 270 to 300 cm for males (Ref. 75906). Depth range based on depth reported for Angola (Ref. 83346). Commonly seen over and near the continental slope. Feeds on deep-water cephalopods, fish and shrimps (Ref. 936). Common birth length: 120 cm (Ref. 75906).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)