Mammalia | Cetacea
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Pelagic-oceanic; oceanodromous (Ref. 75906); depth range 0 - 3290 m (Ref. 116169). Tropical; 35°C - ? (Ref. 75906); 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E
Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical to temperate.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 1.0, range 1 - 1 cm Max length : 280 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 150.0 kg (Ref. 1394)
Dolphins are directly caught for use as shark-bait in Sta. Ana and Aparri, Philippines (Ref. 77119). Inhabits deep oceanic waters (Ref. 1394). Often in groups of 10 to 20 individuals (Ref. 801). Feeds in deep waters (Ref. 122680). Feeds on cephalopods and fish like mahi mahi (Ref. 1394).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Tan, J.M.L. 1995. (Ref. 936)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: commercial; bait: usually
FAO - Fisheries: landings, species profile | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 2.4 - 13.9, mean 4.5 (based on 4864 cells).
Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100)