Animal Size

Black-shouldered opossum size: How big do they get?

How big does a Black-shouldered opossum get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Black-shouldered opossum (Caluromysiops irrupta) reaches an average size of 23.4 cm (0′ 10″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 7.83 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 258 grams (0.57 lbs). A Black-shouldered opossum has 2 babies at once. The Black-shouldered opossum (genus: Caluromysiops) is a member of the family Didelphidae.

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 black-shouldered opossum (Caluromysiops irrupta), also known as the white-eared opossum is an opossum known from western Brazil and southeastern Peru. It was first described by Colin Campbell Sanborn, curator of Field Museum of Natural History, in 1951. The black-shouldered opossum is characterized by a gray coat, gray underbelly, and broad black stripes that extend from the forefeet, meet on the shoulders, run along the midline of the back and then split into parallel stripes that run down the hindfeet. Little is known of the behavior of the black-shouldered opossum. It is nocturnal (active mainly at night) and arboreal (tree-living); it is known to feed on fruits and rodents. The opossum inhabits humid forests. The IUCN classifies it as least concern.

Animals of the same family as a Black-shouldered opossum

We found other animals of the Didelphidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Black-shouldered opossum

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Black-shouldered opossum:

Animals with the same litter size as a Black-shouldered opossum

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Black-shouldered opossum:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Black-shouldered opossum

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Black-shouldered opossum:

Animals with the same weight as a Black-shouldered opossum

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Caluromysiops irrupta: