Animal Weight

How much does a True’s beaked whale weight?

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

An adult True’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon mirus) on average weights 2100 kg (4629.7 lbs).

The True’s beaked whale is from the family Ziphiidae (genus: Mesoplodon). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 5.18 meter (17′ 0″).

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 True's beaked whale is 2100 kg (4629.7 lbs)

True’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon mirus) is a medium-sized whale in the genus Mesoplodon. The common name is in reference to Frederick W. True, a curator at the United States National Museum (now the Smithsonian). There are two distinct populations in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans (this species is absent in the tropics) which may be separate subspecies.

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

We found other animals of the Ziphiidae family:

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

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

Animals with the same size as a True’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 True’s beaked whale: