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Peponocephala electra   (Gray, 1846)

melon-headed 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 : 275 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 936); max. published weight: 275.0 kg (Ref. 1394)

Environment
Pelagic; non-migratory (Ref. 75906); depth range 0 - 155 m (Ref. 102385)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 17°C - 28°C (Ref. 75906); 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

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

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Feeds on squid and small fish (Ref. 1394). Feeds on squid and small fish (Ref. 1394). Calving was estimated to have a 2-year interval (Ref. 97371). Males could be fertile during August to October (Ref. 97371).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans




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

More information

Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
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 (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown