Animal Size

Bates’s shrew size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Bates’s shrew (Crocidura batesi) reaches an average size of 6.8 cm (0′ 3″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 16 grams (0.04 lbs). The Bates’s shrew (genus: Crocidura) 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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Bates’s shrew (Crocidura batesi) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is found in Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. This large black shrew was first described by the British zoologist Guy Dollman in 1915, the type locality being the vicinity of the Como River in Gabon. The exact definition of this species is unclear; it is often included in Fraser’s musk shrew (Crocidura poensis), or reported as Wimmer’s shrew (Crocidura wimmeri). Its karyotype is 2n=50, FN-76, which is identical to the Nigerian shrew (Crocidura nigeriae), and the species complex is in need of a thorough revision.

Animals of the same family as a Bates’s shrew

We found other animals of the Soricidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Bates’s shrew

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

Animals with the same weight as a Bates’s shrew

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Crocidura batesi: