Mammalia | Cetacea
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Bathypelagic. Subtropical; 0°N - 90°S, 158°E - 50°W
Pacific Ocean and the Antarctic: New Zealand, Chile and Juan Fernandez.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
It is distinguished by its prominent melon, and the dark gray or black coloration of the rostrum. It also has a dark eye-patch, white belly and dark flippers.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
van Helden, A.L., A.N. Baker, M.L. Dalebout, J.C. Reyes, K. van Waerebeek and S.C. Baker. 2002. (Ref. 7801)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 2.4 - 9.8, mean 4.2 (based on 1066 cells).