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The longest and heaviest whales – TOP 10

The longest and heaviest whales

Today’s statement is “Top of the Top” – the largest, longest and heaviest animals in the world – whales. Our readers are well aware that the Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is the largest, longest and heaviest animal, mammal, cetacean and whale. However, we often have questions about the ranking of whales themselves – who occupies second, third and subsequent places. Below are the answers to these question


A few words about the ranking

When creating this ranking we have taken into account the average weight of whales within a given species. Analyzing the table below you will see that record-breaking whale species in lower positions may gain more weight than higher positions.

As it is also easy to notice, most of the whales have already been presented in separate articles, so active links will direct readers interested in detailed descriptions of particular species of whales. For those who are interested in what other whales and cetaceans look like, which are not in the top ten (like dwarf whale) – we recommend the sections that gather these mammals: Whales

Bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus)

The longest and heaviest whales – TOP 10

LP.WHALEAVERAGE WEIGHT [TONS]MAXIMUM WEIGHT [TONS]AVERAGE LENGTH [M]
1.Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus)11019025.50
2.North Pacific right whale (Eubalaena japonica)6012015.50
3.Southern right whale (Eubalaena australis)5811015.25
4.Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus)5712019.50
5.North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis)5510015
6.Bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus)54.512015
7.Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus)31.255713.25
8.Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)294813.5
9.Sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis)22.54514.8
10.Gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus)19.54513.5

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