Mammalia | Cetacea
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Pelagic; non-migratory (Ref. 75906); depth range 0 - 1815 m (Ref. 116169). Tropical; 17°C - 28°C (Ref. 75906); 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E
Atlantic Ocean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical to temperate.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 1.0  range ? - ? cm Max length : 275 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 936); max. published weight: 275.0 kg (Ref. 1394)
Forms large social groups. Feeds on deep waters (Ref. 122680), on squid and small fish (Ref. 1394). Males could be fertile during August to October (Ref. 97371).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Calving was estimated to have a 2-year interval (Ref. 97371).
Tan, J.M.L. 1995. (Ref. 936)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Fisheries: species profile | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 2.5 - 14.4, mean 4.9 (based on 3755 cells).
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)