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Globicephala melas   (Traill, 1809)

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

Mammalia | Cetacea | Delphinidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 670 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 570 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 2.0 t (Ref. 1394)

Environment

Pelagic

Climate / Range

Polar; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean, Indo-Pacific, Mediterranean, and the Antarctic: Central Pacific sector at 68°S, 120°W; Globicephala melas melas: Ungava Bay, Greenland, Iceland, Faroes, Norway, North Carolina, Azores, Madeira, Mauritania, Western Mediterranean, Newfoundland; Globicephala melas subsp.: Japan, Sea of Japan; Globicephala melas edwardii: Brazil, South Africa, Crozet, Heard Island, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Scott Island, Antarctic Convergence (Ref. 1522). Polar, subtropical.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in oceanic waters and some coastal waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. Feeds on squid and sometimes small medium-sized fish (Ref. 1394). Found in oceanic waters and some coastal waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. Feeds on squid and sometimes small medium-sized fish (Ref. 1394). Also Ref. 97757 (Ref. 97747).

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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References
Mass conversion

Internet sources

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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