Litter Size

How many babies does a Pygmy killer whale have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Pygmy killer whales are in a litter?

A Pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 106 grams (0.23 lbs) and measure 8.3 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Delphinidae family (genus: Feresa). An adult Pygmy killer whale grows up to a size of 50 cm (1′ 8″).

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 Pygmy killer whale is 1

The pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata) is a poorly known and rarely seen oceanic dolphin. It derives its common name from sharing some physical characteristics with the killer whale. It is the smallest cetacean species that has “whale” in its common name. Although the species has been known to be extremely aggressive in captivity, this aggressive behavior has not been observed in the wild.The species had been described by John Gray in 1874, based on two skulls identified in 1827 and 1874. The next recorded sighting was in 1952 which led to its formal naming by Japanese cetologist Munesato Yamada in 1954.

Other animals of the family Delphinidae

Pygmy killer whale is a member of the Delphinidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Pygmy killer whale

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Pygmy killer whale

What other animals weight around 170 kg (374.79 lbs)?