Mammalia | Cetacea
Environment / Climate / Range
Pelagic; non-migratory (Ref. 75906); depth range 0 - 1989 m (Ref. 116169). Deep-water; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E
Atlantic Ocean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical to warm temperate zones.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 270 - 280 cm Max length : 340 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 400.0 kg (Ref. 1394)
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). 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).
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
FAO(fisheries: production) | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)