Feresa attenuata is primarily a species of tropical waters, though it has been spotted in cooler waters off the west coast of Southern Africa and Peru. It prefers sub-tropical and tropical waters usually in deep water in the open oceans and is rarely found in closed water. Pygmy killer whales are believed to be non-migratory, but little is known about their migratory habits. (Ridgway, 1994; Tinker, 1988; http://www.cetacea.org/pkiller.htm, 1999).
Habitat Regions: tropical ; saltwater or marine
Aquatic Biomes: pelagic
- Ridgway, S., R. Harrison. 1994. Handbook of Marine Mammals. San Diego, CA: Academic Press Inc..
- Tinker, S. 1988. Whales of the World. Honolulu, Hawaii: Bess Press, Inc..