whaleOrder Cetacea

Family Delphinidae

Scientific Name

Globicephala macrorhynchus

Thumbnail Description

Short-finned pilot whales are very sociable. They are also called ‘cheetahs of the deep’.

Size and Weight

LENGTH: 18 feet (5.5 meters)

WEIGHT: 2200 to 6600 lbs (1,000-3,000 kg)

Habitat

Warm tropical waters

Distribution

North Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, northern South America, Africa

Diet

Squid, fish, octopus,

Reproduction

1

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

50 – 60 years

Speed

Unknown

Predators

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Form groups of 10 – 30 animals

Conservation Status

Data Deficient