FALSE KILLER WHALE FACTS
The False Killer Whale is a large black or dark gray dolphin with pale gray underside. The body is long with a narrow dorsal fin with rounded tip, and long pointed flippers. The snout is bulbous. There is a pale ring around the eye. It has similar shape to a Killer Whale hence the common name. It swims in schools of 10 to 100 animals and is often seen with other cetaceans, especially Bottlenose Dolphins.
Orca Falsa, Blackfish
Maximum length: 5m - 6m. Weight: 1300 kg
ocean waters ranging in temperature from 9 to 31 degrees C
squid and fish
A single calf is born after a gestation period of 15 months. The calf is weaned after about 24 months. False Killer Whales can live up to 60 years.
all tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate seas
|Common Name:||False Killer Whale|