Animal Size

Short-beaked common dolphin size: How big do they get?

How big does a Short-beaked common dolphin get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) reaches an average size of 2.44 meter (8′ 1″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 20 years, they grow from 7.07 kg (15.59 lbs) to 79.29 kg (174.8 lbs). The Short-beaked common dolphin (genus: Delphinus) is a member of the family Delphinidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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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

We found other animals of the Delphinidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Short-beaked common dolphin

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Short-beaked common dolphin:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Short-beaked common dolphin

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Short-beaked common dolphin:

Animals with the same weight as a Short-beaked common dolphin

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Delphinus delphis: