Globicephala melas   (Traill, 1809)

long-finned pilot whale
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Classification
Mammalia | Cetacea | Delphinidae
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Main reference
Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)
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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
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.
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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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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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