Mammalia | Cetacea
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Bathypelagic; depth range 700 - 300 m (Ref. 116491). Tropical; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E
Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean. Tropical to temperate climates.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 1,460 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1522); 1560 cm TL (female); max. reported age: 60 years (Ref. 79555)
Inhabits tropical and warm temperate waters in major oceans between approximately 40°N and 40°S. They are generally restricted to waters warmer than 20°C. Feeds on copepods, euphausids, and fishes. Its longevity is approximately 60 years with a maximum size approaching 1500 cm. It is distinguished by its three distinct head ridges (Ref. 79555). Maximum depth from Ref. 114954. Inhabits tropical and warm temperate waters in major oceans between approximately 40°N and 40°S. They are generally restricted to waters warmer than 20°C. Feeds on copepods, euphausiids, and fishes (Ref. 79555). In Madeira, they can be found alone or in groups of two to five between June and November. Foraging includes both searching for prey and prey capture. Lunges are considered feeding dives while other deep dives were foraging dives without prey capture (Ref. 114954).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Rice, D.W. 1998. (Ref. 1522)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 1.3 - 8.4, mean 1.9 (based on 27415 cells).
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)