Animal Age

How old does a Short-beaked common dolphin get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Short-beaked common dolphin reaches?

An adult Short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) usually gets as old as 20 years.

Short-beaked common dolphins are around 296 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 7.07 kg (15.59 lbs) and measure 0.4 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Delphinidae family (genus: Delphinus). Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 2.44 meter (8′ 1″).

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 Short-beaked common dolphin gets as old as 20 years

The short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) is a species of common dolphin. It has a larger range than the long-beaked common dolphin (D. capensis), occurring throughout warm-temperate and tropical oceans, including the Indian Ocean although in smaller quantities than other places they are found. There are more short-beaked common dolphins than any other dolphin species in the warm-temperate portions of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It is also found in the Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas. The short-beaked common dolphin is also abundant in the Black Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and Red Sea. They follow the gulf stream up to Norwegian waters. Seldom do any short-beaked dolphin venture near the Arctic.

Animals of the same family as a Short-beaked common dolphin

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

Animals that reach the same age as Short-beaked common dolphin

With an average age of 20 years, Short-beaked common dolphin are in good companionship of the following animals:

Weighting as much as Short-beaked common dolphin

A fully grown Short-beaked common dolphin reaches around 79.29 kg (174.8 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Short-beaked common dolphin

Those animals grow as big as a Short-beaked common dolphin: