other names: Killer whale, Blackfish, Grampus
length: female 8.5 m/28 ft; male 10 m/32 ft
weight: female 7.5 tonnes; male 11 tonnes
distribution and habitat: worldwide; found in all ocean
habitats, from the tropics to the polar ice, but most
common near rich food sources in high polar latitudes
Status: unknown population, but considered locally abundant iucn: Lower Risk—conservation dependent
cites: Appendix II
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