Mammalia | Carnivora
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Bathydemersal. Subtropical; 90°N - 0°S, 180°W - 180°E
Pacific Ocean and the Arctic.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 210 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 150 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 270.0 kg (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 270.0 kg
Feeds on many varieties of epipelagic and vertically migrating schooling and non-schooling fish and squid; feeding is at night (Ref. 1394). Feeds on many varieties of epipelagic and vertically migrating schooling and non-schooling fish and squid; feeding is at night (Ref. 1394).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Estrus and copulation occur about a week after parturition. Implantation is expected 120 days after copulation.
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
): 0.2 - 3.8, mean 1.6 (based on 2446 cells).
Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100)