Mammalia | Carnivora
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Bathydemersal; depth range 200 - 200 m (Ref. 1394). Temperate; 0°N - 90°S, 0°W - 160°E
Southeast Atlantic: Angola to South Africa. Southeast Indian Ocean and Southwest Pacific: South Central and West Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 230 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 180 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 360.0 kg (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 360.0 kg
Found 160 km offshore. Feeds on a wide variety of prey, including pelagic, mid-water, and benthic animals, such as schooling and solitary fish, cephalopods, and crustaceans. Found 160 km offshore. Feeds on a wide variety of prey, including pelagic, mid-water, and benthic animals, such as schooling and solitary fish, cephalopods, and crustaceans (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. 123251)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO(fisheries: production) | FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 11.4 - 20.8, mean 16.1 (based on 574 cells).
Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100)