Animal Weight

How much does a South Asian river dolphin weight?

It is hard to guess what a South Asian river dolphin weights. But we have the answer:

An adult South Asian river dolphin (Platanista minor) on average weights 75.99 kg (167.54 lbs).

The South Asian river dolphin is from the family Platanistidae (genus: Platanista). It is usually born with about 7 kg (15.43 lbs). They can live for up to 28 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 7.7 cm (0′ 4″). Usually, South Asian river dolphins have 1 babies per litter.

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 South Asian river dolphin is 75.99 kg (167.54 lbs)

The South Asian river dolphin (Platanista gangetica) is an endangered freshwater or river dolphin found in the region of Indian subcontinent, which is split into two subspecies, the Ganges river dolphin (P. g. gangetica, ~3,500 individuals) and the Indus river dolphin (P. g. minor, ~1,500 individuals). The Ganges river dolphin is primarily found in the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers and their tributaries in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal, while the Indus river dolphin is now found only in the main channel of the Indus River in Pakistan and active channels connected to it between the Jinnah and Kotri barrages, and in the River Beas (a tributary of the Indus) in Punjab in India. From the 1970s until 1998, they were regarded as separate species; however, in 1998, their classification was changed from two separate species to subspecies of a single species (see taxonomy below). The Ganges river dolphin has been recognized by the government of India as its National Aquatic Animal and is the official animal of the Indian city of Guwahati. The Indus river dolphin has been named as the National Mammal of Pakistan.

Animals of the same family as a South Asian river dolphin

We found other animals of the Platanistidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a South Asian river dolphin

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Platanista minor:

Animals with the same litter size as a South Asian river dolphin

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a South Asian river dolphin:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a South Asian river dolphin

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a South Asian river dolphin: