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Feresa attenuata   Gray, 1874

pygmy killer whale
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Classification
Mammalia | Cetacea | Delphinidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Tan, J.M.L. 1995. (Ref. 936)
References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 260 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 225.0 kg (Ref. 1394)

Environment
Pelagic; non-migratory (Ref. 75906)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution
Atlantic Ocean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical, subtropical.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on fish and squid; occassionally they attack other dolphins (Ref. 1394). Mean length at first maturity for males is 200 m (Ref. 75906). In offshore waters. Generally in herds of fewer than 50 individuals (Ref. 801). Feeds on fish and squid; occassionally they attack other dolphins (Ref. 1394). Common birth length: 80 cm (Ref. 75906).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us |

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Reproduction
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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources
BHL | BOLD Systems | Check for other websites | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | National databases | PubMed | Scirus | Sea Around Us | FishBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown