Animal Age

How old does a Dall’s porpoise get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Dall’s porpoise reaches?

An adult Dall’s porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli) usually gets as old as 22 years.

Dall’s porpoises are around 346 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 8.89 kg (19.6 lbs) and measure 80.8 cm (2′ 8″). They are a member of the Phocoenidae family (genus: Phocoenoides). Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 1.97 meter (6′ 6″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Dall's porpoise gets as old as 22 years

Dall’s porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli) is a species of porpoise endemic to the North Pacific. It is the largest of porpoises and the only member of the genus Phocoenoides. The species is named after American naturalist W. H. Dall.

Animals of the same family as a Dall’s porpoise

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Phocoenidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Dall’s porpoise

With an average age of 22 years, Dall’s porpoise are in good companionship of the following animals:

Weighting as much as Dall’s porpoise

A fully grown Dall’s porpoise reaches around 106.03 kg (233.75 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Dall’s porpoise

Those animals grow as big as a Dall’s porpoise: