Animal Size

Dwarf sperm whale size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Dwarf sperm whale (Kogia simus) reaches an average size of 2.16 meter (7′ 2″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 183 kg (403.45 lbs). A Dwarf sperm whale has 1 babies at once. The Dwarf sperm whale (genus: Kogia) is a member of the family Physeteridae.

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 Dwarf sperm whale is  (7' 2

The dwarf sperm whale (Kogia sima) is a sperm whale that inhabits temperate and tropical oceans worldwide, in particular continental shelves and slopes. It was first described by biologist Richard Owen in 1866, based on illustrations by naturalist Sir Walter Elliot. The species was considered to be synonymous with the pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) from 1878 until 1998. The dwarf sperm whale is a small whale, 2 to 2.7 m (6 ft 7 in to 8 ft 10 in) and 136 to 272 kg (300 to 600 lb), that has a gray coloration, square head, small jaw, and robust body. Its appearance is very similar to the pygmy sperm whale, distinguished mainly by the position of the dorsal fin on the body–nearer the middle in the dwarf sperm whale and nearer the back in the other.The dwarf sperm whale is a suction feeder that mainly eats squid, and does this in small pods of typically 1 to 4 members. It is preyed upon by the killer whale (Orcinus orca) and large sharks such as the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharius). When startled, the whale can eject a cloud of red-brown fluid, similar to a squid. Most of what is known of the whale comes from beached individuals, as sightings in the ocean are rare. Many of these stranded whales died from parasitic infestations or heart failure.The dwarf sperm whale is hunted in small numbers around Asia. It is more threatened by ingesting or getting entangled by marine debris. No global population estimate has been made, and so its conservation status by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is data deficient.

Animals of the same family as a Dwarf sperm whale

We found other animals of the Physeteridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Dwarf sperm whale

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Dwarf sperm whale

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

Animals with the same weight as a Dwarf sperm whale

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Kogia simus: