Animal Weight

How much does a Shepherd’s beaked whale weight?

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

An adult Shepherd’s beaked whale (Tasmacetus shepherdi) on average weights 2500 kg (5511.55 lbs).

The Shepherd’s beaked whale is from the family Ziphiidae (genus: Tasmacetus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 11.7 cm (0′ 5″).

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 Shepherd's beaked whale is 2500 kg (5511.55 lbs)

Shepherd’s beaked whale (Tasmacetus shepherdi), also commonly called Tasman’s beaked whale or simply the Tasman whale, is a cetacean of the family Ziphiidae. The whale has not been studied extensively. Only four confirmed at sea sightings have been made and 42 strandings recorded (as of 2006). It was first known to science in 1937, being named by W. R. B. Oliver after George Shepherd, curator of the Wanganui Museum, who collected the type specimen near Ohawe on the south Taranaki coast of New Zealand’s North Island, in 1933.

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

We found other animals of the Ziphiidae family:

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

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Tasmacetus shepherdi: