How long are sperm whale teeth?

How big is a whale tooth?

Sperm whales have 20-26 pairs of cone-shaped teeth. Each tooth is 10 to 20 cm long. They are located in the lower part. However, sperm whale teeth are not needed, since its food is squid.


The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales with its narrow jaw. The sperm whale color is dark blue-gray or brownish, with white spots on the belly. Males reach 24 meters and weigh up to 55.1 tons. Females are smaller, they are less than 14 meters and weighing less than 27.6 tons.

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