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Globicephala macrorhynchus   Gray, 1846

short-finned pilot whale
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Cetacea | Delphinidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Tan, J.M.L. 1995. (Ref. 936)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 610 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 550 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 3.6 t (Ref. 1394)

Environment

Pelagic; non-migratory (Ref. 75906); depth range 0 - 1000 m (Ref. 1005), usually 600 - 1000 m (Ref. 104603)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 15°C - 16°C (Ref. 97344); 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical and warm temperate.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 104603. Found in deep offshore areas. Feeds on squid, sometimes fish (Ref. 936). Length at first maturity ranges from 310 to 400 cm for females and 390 to 590 cm for males (Ref. 75819). Found in deep offshore areas. Feeds on squid, sometimes fish (Ref. 936). Males mature later than females because of their size and polygynous breeding behavior. Breeding longevity of Pacific species lasts for 17 to 31 years. Those less than 24 years old have a relatively high reproductive potential and longer resting period (Ref. 97344).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Age/Size
Growth
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Length-length
Morphology
Larvae
Abundance
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 (86 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown