Mammalia | Cetacea
Environment / Climate / Range
Pelagic. Polar; 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E
Northeast Atlantic, Atlantic Ocean, Indo-Pacific, Mediterranean, and the Antarctic: Central Pacific sector at 68Â°S, 120Â°W; Globicephala melas melas: Ungava Bay, Greenland, Iceland, Faroes, Norway, North Carolina, Azores, Madeira, Mauritania, Western Mediterranean, Newfoundland; Globicephala melas subsp.: Japan, Sea of Japan; Globicephala melas edwardii: Brazil, South Africa, Crozet, Heard Island, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Scott Island, Antarctic Convergence (Ref. 1522). Polar, subtropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 670 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); 570 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 2.0 t (Ref. 1394)
Found in oceanic waters and some coastal waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. Feeds on squid and sometimes small medium-sized fish (Ref. 1394). Found in oceanic waters and some coastal waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. Feeds on squid and sometimes small medium-sized fish (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: production) | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 1.6 - 10, mean 3.7 (based on 3239 cells).
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)