Long-finned pilot whale


Long-finned pilot whale

Globicephala melas

length: female 5 m/16 ft; male 6 m/191⁄2 ft

weight: female 1.8 tonnes; male 3.5 tonnes

distribution and habitat: North Atlantic Ocean and southern oceans generally; possibly all cold–temperate waters.

Status: probably common

iucn: Lower Risk—conservation dependent

cites: Appendix II

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