Orcinus orca

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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