Pseudorca crassidens   (Owen, 1846)

false killer whale
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Classification
Mammalia | Cetacea | Delphinidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Tan, J.M.L. 1995. (Ref. 936)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 600 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 500 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 2.0 t (Ref. 1394)

Environment
Pelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 75906)

Climate / Range
Tropical; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E

Distribution
Atlantic Ocean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical to warm temperate.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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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 (85 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown