The body is black or grey, the lips are white, the undersides are pale grey, and there is a dark eye patch around the face. It is long and slim, has a long tail, and is similar in appearance to the pygmy killer whale.
They make small leaps out of the water and occasionally breach.
Tropical waters all around the world
No migration known.
Social system/Group size
They are highly social and usually seen in groups of 100 - 500. Occasionally, they assemble with other cetaceans.
Pollution and noise.
A pod of 2,000 melon headed whales has been seen traveling together.