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Short-Finned Pilot Whale

The size of a Short-Finned Pilot Whale compared to an average human
The size of a Short-Finned Pilot Whale
compared to an average human


Short-Finned Pilot Whale Range Map (Warm Waters Worldwide)
Short-Finned Pilot Whale Range Map
(Warm Waters Worldwide)


Latin Name Globicephala macrorhynchus
Conservation Status Data Deficient
Location Warm Waters Worldwide
Colour Black or Dark Grey
Length 5 - 7 m (16 - 23 ft)
Weight 1 - 1.8 tonnes (1 - 1.75 tons)
Life Expectancy Up to 60 Yrs

Main Characteristics


Short-Finned Pilot Whales are between 5 and 7 m (16 - 23 ft) in length and they weigh between 1 and 1.8 tonnes (1 - 1.75 tons). They have a stocky body and they are black or dark grey in colour.

Habitat

Short-Finned Pilot Whales can be found in warm waters worldwide.

Diet

Short-Finned Pilot Whales feed on small fish, squid and octopus. They consume around 45 kgs (99 lbs) of food per day.

Breeding

After a gestation period of 11 - 13 months, Short-Finned Pilot Whales give birth to a single calf. At birth the calf is between 1.4 and 1.8 m (4.5 - 6 ft) in length.

Predators

Humans are predators of Short-Finned Pilot Whales.

Subspecies

There are no subspecies of the Short-Finned Pilot Whale.

Interesting Facts

Short-Finned Pilot Whales are part of the oceanic dolphin family, Delphinidae.

Similar Animals

Long-Finned Pilot Whale
False Killer Whale
Pygmy Killer Whale
Melon-Headed Whale
 


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