Mammalia | Carnivora
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Bathydemersal; depth range ? - 305 m (Ref. 122680). Tropical; 90°N - 12°N, 175°E - 147°W
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 240 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 210 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 200.0 kg (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 200.0 kg
They have been seen up to 140 km from the nearest land; they haul out and breed on beaches of sand and coral rubble, and on rocky terraces. Feeds on reef fishes, eels, cephalopods, and lobsters (Ref. 1394). They have been seen up to 140 km from the nearest land; they haul out and breed on beaches of sand and coral rubble, and on rocky terraces (Ref. 1394). They are usually solitary, except on preferred beaches when they occur in close proximity and interact. Feeding occurs within atoll lagoon systems, on reef slope within 200 kilometers (124 miles) of islands or atoll systems. They also forage on seamounts and submarine ridges connecting the atoll systems. Benthic feeders (Ref. 122680). Feeds on reef fishes, eels, cephalopods, and lobsters (Ref. 1394).
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
): 1.4 - 26.5, mean 17.8 (based on 2556 cells).
High to very high vulnerability (66 of 100)