Mammalia | Cetacea
Tan, J.M.L. 1995. (Ref. 936)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 280 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 150.0 kg (Ref. 1394)
Bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 75906); depth range 1000 - 2000 m (Ref. 97397)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 35°C - ? (Ref. 75906); 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E
Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical to temperate.
Inhabits deep oceanic waters. Feeds on cephalopods and fish like mahi mahi (Ref. 1394). Dolphins are directly caught for use as shark-bait in Sta. Ana and Aparri, Philippines (Ref. 77119). Inhabits deep oceanic waters (Ref. 1394). Often in groups of 10 to 20 individuals (Ref. 801). Feeds on cephalopods and fish like mahi mahi (Ref. 1394).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; bait: usually
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100)