whaleOrder Cetacea

Family Delphinidae

Scientific Name

Pseudorca crassidens

Thumbnail Description

False killer whales are kept in captivity and studied in the wild by scientists

Size and Weight

LENGTH: 5.1 m (17 ft)

WEIGHT: 1,200 kg (2,600 lb)

Habitat

Temperate, tropical waters

Distribution

Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Sea of Japan

Diet

Mahi-mahi (also called dorado or dolphinfish), tunas, sailfish, billfish

Reproduction

1

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

Unknown

Speed

Unknown

Predators

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Unknown

Conservation Status

Least Concern