Mammalia | Cetacea
Environment / Climate / Range
Bathypelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 75906); depth range 0 - 3290 m (Ref. 116169). Tropical; 35°C - ? (Ref. 75906); 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E
Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical to temperate.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 216.0, range 212 - 217 cm Max length : 280 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 150.0 kg (Ref. 1394)
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tan, J.M.L. 1995. (Ref. 936)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; bait: usually
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 2.4 - 13.9, mean 4.5 (based on 4864 cells).
Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100)