Mammalia | Carnivora
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Bathydemersal. Temperate; 0°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E
Southwest Pacific: New Zealand.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 330 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 200 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 400.0 kg (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 400.0 kg
Feeds on squid, flounder, octopus, crustaceans; known to take penguins, fur seal and elephant seal pups on occasion (Ref. 1394). Feeds on squid, flounder, octopus, crustaceans; known to take penguins, fur seal and elephant seal pups on occasion (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. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Fisheries: species profile | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 7.7 - 12, mean 10 (based on 50 cells).
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)