Mammalia | Cetartiodactyla
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Pelagic; oceanodromous (Ref. 75906); brackish; depth range 0 - 3510 m (Ref. 116169). Tropical; 13°C - 28°C (Ref. 75906); 90°N - 90°S, 180°W - 180°E
Antarctic, Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Indo-Pacific. Tropical to temperate.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 380 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 500.0 kg (Ref. 1394)
Inhabits deep oceanic and continental slope waters of the tropics through the temperate regions in both hemispheres. Feeds os (Ref. 1394). Feeds in deeper waters (Ref. 122680) on crustaceans and cephalopods, but prefers squid (Ref. 1394).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Breeding is year-round.
Tan, J.M.L. 1995. (Ref. 936)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Fisheries: landings, species profile | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 4.2 - 15.7, mean 8.7 (based on 2801 cells).
Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100)