Body black with a white oval patch behind the eye and white underneath. Dorsal fin triangular (male) or with curved edge (female). Water spray from blowhole sprays low and wide. Up to 10 m long.
Killer Whales hunt in groups when they are chasing larger prey. They eat fish, squid, sea birds, seals and small whales.
Humans interactions include:
Bio-accumulation of toxins.
Open oceans and near seal colonies.
Worldwide. Most Australian waters. Potentially near Port Phillip, recorded from Victoria.
Shore (0-1 m)
Shallow (1-30 m)
Deep ( > 30 m)
Recorded in Australia
- CITES : Trade restrictions (Appendix II)
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Data Deficient