Litter Size

How many babies does a Long-finned pilot whale have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Long-finned pilot whales are in a litter?

A Long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 479 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 180 kg (396.83 lbs) and measure 4.8 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Delphinidae family (genus: Globicephala). An adult Long-finned pilot whale grows up to a size of 5.69 meter (18′ 9″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The average litter size of a Long-finned pilot whale is 1

The long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas) is a large species of oceanic dolphin. It shares the genus Globicephala with the short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus). Long-finned pilot whales are known as such because of their unusually long pectoral fins.

Other animals of the family Delphinidae

Long-finned pilot whale is a member of the Delphinidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Long-finned pilot whale

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Long-finned pilot whale

Other animals that usually reach the age of 45 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Long-finned pilot whale

What other animals weight around 800 kg (1763.7 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Long-finned pilot whale

Also reaching around 5.69 meter (18′ 9″) in size do these animals: