Animal Size

Arctic shrew size: How big do they get?

How big does a Arctic shrew get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Arctic shrew (Sorex arcticus) reaches an average size of 7.5 cm (0′ 3″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 1.5 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 8 grams (0.02 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Arctic shrews have 6 babies about 1 times per year. The Arctic shrew (genus: Sorex) is a member of the family Soricidae.

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 Arctic shrew (Sorex arcticus), also known as the blackback shrew or saddlebacked shrew, is a medium-sized shrew found in Canada and the northern United States. Separate species status has been proposed for the maritime shrew (Sorex maritimensis) which is found in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and had been considered to be a subspecies of the Arctic shrew. The tundra shrew (Sorex tundrensis) was formerly considered to be a subspecies of the Arctic shrew.

Animals of the same family as a Arctic shrew

We found other animals of the Soricidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Arctic shrew

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Arctic shrew:

Animals with the same litter size as a Arctic shrew

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (6) as a Arctic shrew:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Arctic shrew

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Arctic shrew:

Animals with the same weight as a Arctic shrew

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Sorex arcticus: