Mammalia | Cetacea
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Pelagic; depth range 0 - 3000 m (Ref. 83346). Tropical; 20°C - ? (Ref. 75906); 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E
Atlantic Ocean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical and subtropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 1,550 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 25.0 t (Ref. 1394)
Depth range based on reported depth in Angola (Ref. 83346). Found both offshore, near the coast in many areas (Ref. 1394) and shelf waters (Ref. 122680). Commonly in groups of 10 to 20 individuals on feeding grounds (Ref. 801). They are active lunge feeders (Ref. 1394). Known as 'gulpers,' feeding in separate events, often lunging at large schools of fish (Ref. 122680). Feeds primarily on fish, but they also take invertebrates (Ref. 1394) like krill (Ref. 122680). Oceanodromous (Ref. 75906).
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. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Fisheries: landings, species profile | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 1.3 - 9.2, mean 2 (based on 18026 cells).
Very high vulnerability (87 of 100)