Mammalia | Cetacea
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Pelagic. Temperate; 0°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E
Atlantic Ocean, Indo-Pacific and the Antarctic: Lagenorhynchus obscurus fitzroyi: Peru, Argentina, Falkland Islands, Gough Island; Lagenorhynchus obscurus obscurus: Angola, South Africa, Prince Edward Island, Amsterdam; Lagenorhynchus obscurus subspecies.: New Zealand, Kerguelen, Crozet Island (Ref. 1522).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 210 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 80.0 kg (Ref. 1394)
Found over the continental shelf and slope. Feeds on southern anchovy and mid-water benthic prey such as squid and lantern fishes (Ref. 1394). Found over the continental shelf and slope. Feeds on southern anchovy and mid-water benthic prey such as squid and lantern fishes (Ref. 1394). Observed to have a common New Zealand octopus Pinnoctopus cordiformis attached to its dorsal area and caudal peduncle at different encounters. One encounter reported a group of dolphins to seem to be playing with the octopus. The dolphins were observed pulling and
biting chunks from the octopus’s arms but not from its mantle; it was unclear if the tissue was eaten (Ref. 122722).
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. 123251)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Fisheries: landings, species profile | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 2.3 - 15.7, mean 8 (based on 4176 cells).
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)