Mammalia | Cetartiodactyla
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Pelagic; non-migratory (Ref. 75906). Subtropical; 90°N - 10°N, 180°W - 180°E
Pacific Ocean and the Arctic. Subtropical to polar.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 1,000 - 1030 cm Max length : 1,190 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 1280 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 12.0 t (Ref. 1394)
Found close to shore where deep water approaches the coast; primary habitat appear to be over or near the continental slope and oceanic seamounts. Feeds mainly on deep-water and bottom-dwelling fish, cephalopods, and crustaceans (Ref. 1394).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Fisheries: landings, species profile | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates based on models
): 0.2 - 2.4, mean 1.6 (based on 2054 cells).
Very high vulnerability (87 of 100).