whaleOrder Cetacea

Family Delphinidae

Scientific Name

Lissodelphis peronii

Thumbnail Description

Fast active swimmer

Size and Weight

LENGTH: 1.8–2.9 m (5 ft 11 in–9 ft 6 in)

WEIGHT: 60–100 kg (130–220 lb)

Habitat

Cool waters

Distribution

Atlantic – Antarctic; Atlantic – southeast; Atlantic – southwest; Indian Ocean – Antarctic; Indian Ocean – eastern; Indian Ocean – western; Pacific – Antarctic

Diet

Fish, squid, octopus, euphausiids (krill)

Reproduction

1

Population

Unknown

Lifespan

Unknown

Speed

Unknown

Predators

Orcas

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Form groups of 2 – 100 animals

Conservation Status

Data Deficient