Mammalia | Cetacea | Delphinidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
. . (Ref. 936)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 600 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 500 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 2.0 t (Ref. 1394)
Pelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 75906)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E
Atlantic Ocean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical to warm temperate.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Found in deep offshore waters. Feeds primarily on fish and cephalopods; was reported to attack small cetaceans and, on one occasion, even a humpback whale (Ref. 1394). Length at first maturity ranges from 366 to 427 cm for females and 396 to 457 cm for males (Ref. 75906). Found in deep offshore waters. Feeds primarily on fish and cephalopods; was reported to attack small cetaceans and, on one occasion, even a humpback whale (Ref. 1394). Breeding occurs throughout the year (Ref. 97351). Foetal peaks on March to April and January to December (Ref. 97351).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Very high vulnerability (85 of 100)