False Killer Whales are the third largest member of the oceanic dolphin family. They are between 5 and 6 m (16 - 20 ft) in length and they weigh between 1.3 and 1.4 tonnes (1.25 - 1.37 tons).
They have a long, slender body and they are black or dark grey in colour. They have a sickle shaped dorsal fin and they have short, narrow, pointed flippers that feature an "elbow", similar to those of the long-finned pilot whale.
False Killer Whales can be found in tropical and temperate waters worldwide.
False Killer Whales feed on fish, squid and other cetaceans.
After a gestation period of 15 months, females give birth to a single calf. They nurse their calf for approximately 2 years and youngsters fully mature between 8 and 14 years of age.
There are no subspecies of the False Killer Whale.