whaleOrder Cetacea

Family Delphinidae

Scientific Name

Lissodelphis borealis

Thumbnail Description

When travelling fast the group seems like they’re bouncing along on the water, as they make low leaps together, sometimes travelling as far as 7 metres in one leap

Size and Weight

LENGTH: 2 metres (6 ft 7 in)

WEIGHT: 60–100 kg (130–220 lb)

Habitat

Deep waters

Distribution

North Pacific Ocean

Diet

Lanternfish, squid

Reproduction

1

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

Unknown

Speed

30–40 km/h (19–25 mph)

Predators

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Form groups of 5 – 200 animals

Conservation Status

Least Concern