Mammalia | Cetartiodactyla
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Pelagic; non-migratory (Ref. 75906); depth range 0 - 1989 m (Ref. 116169). Deep-water; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E
Atlantic Ocean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical to warm temperate zones.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 1 - 1 cm Max length : 340 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 400.0 kg (Ref. 1394)
Commonly seen over and near the continental slope. Feeds on deep-water cephalopods, fish and shrimps (Ref. 936). Common birth length: 120 cm (Ref. 75906).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tan, J.M.L. 1995. (Ref. 936)
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
): 2 - 13.7, mean 4.5 (based on 2235 cells).
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)