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Phocoenoides dalli   (True, 1885)

Dall's porpoise
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Cetacea | Phocoenidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Pelagic.  Temperate; 90°N - 0°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Pacific Ocean and the Arctic: Phocoenoides dalli dalli: Sea of Okhotsk, Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, Sea of Japan, California Current, Baja California Norte, Alaska; Phocoenoides dalli truei: Kuril, Japan. Temperate through subarctic zones.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 240 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 220 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 200.0 kg (Ref. 1394)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Mainly an offshore deepwater inhabitant, but occurs in narrow channels and fjords where the water is clear and relatively deep (Ref. 1522). Feeds on surface and mid-water fish and squid, especially lanternfish and gonatid squid (Ref. 1394). Feeds on surface and mid-water fish and squid, especially lanternfish and gonatid squid (Ref. 1394); mainly an offshore deepwater inhabitant, but occurs in narrow channels and fjords where the water is clear and relatively deep (Ref. 1522).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown