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
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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