Mammalia | Cetacea
Environment / Climate / Range
Pelagic. Temperate; 0°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E
Atlantic Ocean, Indo-Pacific and the Antarctic. Cool temperate to subantarctic waters of the Southern Hemisphere.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 300 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 116.0 kg (Ref. 1394)
An open-ocean species, coming close to shore only in deep water coastal areas. Feeds on a variety of fish and squid; lanternfish (Ref. 1394). An open-ocean species, coming close to shore only in deep water coastal areas. Feeds on a variety of fish and squid; lanternfish (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: | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 0.3 - 2.5, mean 1.4 (based on 12205 cells).
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)