Mammalia | Carnivora
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 1580 m (Ref. 1394). Subtropical; 90°N - 10°N, 180°W - 180°E
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 500 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 300 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 2.2 t (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 2.2 t
Feeds on squids, small sharks, and deep water fishes (Ref. 1394). Feeds on squids, small sharks, and deep water fishes (Ref. 1394). When hunting, this mammal plunges to depths of 300 to 800 meters and shuts down blood flow to critical organs resulting to excessive blood levels of carbon monoxide (Ref. 95857).
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: species profile | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 1.5 - 5.3, mean 1.6 (based on 670 cells).
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)