Animal Size

Common minke whale size: How big do they get?

How big does a Common minke whale get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Common minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) reaches an average size of 5.53 meter (18′ 2″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 50 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 5588.55 kg (12320.62 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Common minke whales have 1 babies about 1 times per year. The Common minke whale (genus: Balaenoptera) is a member of the family Balaenopteridae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

The average adult size of a Common minke whale is  (18' 2

The common minke whale or northern minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) is a species of minke whale within the suborder of baleen whales.It is the smallest species of the rorquals and the second smallest species of baleen whale. Although first ignored by whalers due to its small size and low oil yield, it began to be exploited by various countries beginning in the early 20th century. As other species declined larger numbers of common minke whales were caught, largely for their meat. It is now one of the primary targets of the whaling industry. There is a dwarf form in the Southern Hemisphere.This species is known in the fossil record from the Pliocene epoch to the Quaternary period (age range: 3.6 million years ago to present day).

Animals of the same family as a Common minke whale

We found other animals of the Balaenopteridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Common minke whale

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Common minke whale:

Animals with the same litter size as a Common minke whale

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Common minke whale:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Common minke whale

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Common minke whale:

Animals with the same weight as a Common minke whale

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Balaenoptera acutorostrata: