Mammalia | Carnivora
Environment / Climate / Range
Pelagic. Temperate; 0°N - 90°S, 40°W - 165°E
Indo-West Pacific, Southeast Atlantic and the Antarctic. Tropical to temperate.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 180 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 140 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 165.0 kg (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 165.0 kg
Inhabits rocky areas. Diet varies by location and season, with fish, squid, penguins and krill predominating. Diet varies by location and season, with fish, squid, penguins and krill predominating (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. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO(fisheries: | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100)