Animal Weight

How much does a Sowerby’s beaked whale weight?

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

An adult Sowerby’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon bidens) on average weights 3400 kg (7495.71 lbs).

The Sowerby’s beaked whale is from the family Ziphiidae (genus: Mesoplodon). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 5.03 meter (16′ 7″). Usually, Sowerby’s beaked whales 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 Sowerby's beaked whale is 3400 kg (7495.71 lbs)

Sowerby’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon bidens), also known as the North Atlantic or North Sea beaked whale, is a species of toothed whale. It was the first mesoplodont whale to be described. James Sowerby, an English naturalist and artist, first described the species in 1804 from a skull obtained from a male that had stranded in the Moray Firth, Scotland, in 1800. He named it bidens, which derives from the two teeth present in the jaw, now known to be a very common feature among the genus.

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

We found other animals of the Ziphiidae family:

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

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

Animals with the same size as a Sowerby’s beaked whale

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Sowerby’s beaked whale:

Animals with the same litter size as a Sowerby’s beaked whale

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Sowerby’s beaked whale: