Animal Size

Geoffroy’s spider monkey size: How big do they get?

How big does a Geoffroy’s spider monkey get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Geoffroy’s spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) reaches an average size of 43.3 cm (1′ 6″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 27.25 years, they grow from 425 grams (0.94 lbs) to 7.6 kg (16.75 lbs). A Geoffroy’s spider monkey has 1 babies at once. The Geoffroy’s spider monkey (genus: Ateles) is a member of the family Cebidae.

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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Geoffroy’s spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi), also known as the black-handed spider monkey, is a species of spider monkey, a type of New World monkey, from Central America, parts of Mexico and possibly a small portion of Colombia. There are at least five subspecies. Some primatologists classify the black-headed spider monkey (A. fusciceps), found in Panama, Colombia, and Ecuador as the same species as Geoffroy’s spider monkey.It is one of the largest New World monkeys, often weighing as much as 9 kg (20 lb). Its arms are significantly longer than its legs, and its prehensile tail can support the entire weight of the monkey and is used as an extra limb. Its hands have only a vestigial thumb, but long, strong, hook-like fingers. These adaptations allow the monkey to move by swinging by its arms beneath the tree branches.Geoffroy’s spider monkey lives in fission–fusion societies that contain between 20 and 42 members. Its diet consists primarily of ripe fruit and it requires large tracts of forest to survive. As a result of habitat loss, hunting and capture for the pet trade, it is considered to be endangered by the IUCN.

Animals of the same family as a Geoffroy’s spider monkey

We found other animals of the Cebidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Geoffroy’s spider monkey

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Geoffroy’s spider monkey

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Geoffroy’s spider monkey:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Geoffroy’s spider monkey

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Geoffroy’s spider monkey:

Animals with the same weight as a Geoffroy’s spider monkey

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Ateles geoffroyi: