Pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata)
Group formation: Social groups 12-50 (>100)
Size: males 2.6m, females 2.5m, calf 0.8m
Weight: 110-170kg, calf unknown
Sexual maturity: unknown
Diet: mostly fish (e.g. tuna) and squid (cephalopods), and smaller dolphins.
Distribution: rarely seen, from oceanic dolphin family (Delphinidae) that lives in tropical and semitropical oceanic deep (>1000m) waters throughout the world.
Raja Ampat: they have been sighted but nothing is known about them.
Population size: ca. 40.000, eastern tropical Pacific 39.800.
Conservation Status: Data Deficient ver 3.1, Pop. trend: unknown
Threats: Whaling (Japan, Indonesia, West Indies, Sri Lanka), chemical and plastic pollution, man-made noise impacts (seismic surveys, military sonar), entanglement in fishing gear, over fishing, captivity (aggressive).