Animal Weight

How much does a Hector’s beaked whale weight?

It is hard to guess what a Hector’s beaked whale weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Hector’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon hectori) on average weights 1000 kg (2204.62 lbs).

The Hector’s beaked whale is from the family Ziphiidae (genus: Mesoplodon). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 4.88 meter (16′ 1″).

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Hector's beaked whale is 1000 kg (2204.62 lbs)

Hector’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon hectori), is a small mesoplodont living in the Southern Hemisphere. This whale is named after Sir James Hector, a founder of the colonial museum in Wellington, New Zealand. The species has rarely been seen in the wild.Some data supposedly referring to this species, especially juveniles and males, turned out to be based on the misidentified specimens of Perrin’s beaked whale – especially since the adult male of Hector’s beaked whale was only more recently described.

Animals of the same family as a Hector’s beaked whale

We found other animals of the Ziphiidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Hector’s beaked whale

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Mesoplodon hectori: