Animal Size

Gray-bellied caenolestid size: How big do they get?

How big does a Gray-bellied caenolestid get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Gray-bellied caenolestid (Caenolestes caniventer) reaches an average size of 12.1 cm (0′ 5″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 40 grams (0.09 lbs). A Gray-bellied caenolestid has 2 babies at once. The Gray-bellied caenolestid (genus: Caenolestes) is a member of the family Caenolestidae.

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 gray-bellied caenolestid (Caenolestes caniventer), or grey-bellied shrew opossum, is a shrew opossum found in humid, temperate forests and moist grasslands of western Ecuador and northwestern Peru. It was first described by American zoologist Harold Elmer Anthony in 1921. Little is known about the behavior of the gray-bellied caenolestid. It appears to be terrestrial (land-living) and crepuscular (active around twilight) or nocturnal (active at night). Diet consists of invertebrate larvae, small vertebrates and plant material. The IUCN classifies the gray-bellied caenolestid as near threatened.

Animals of the same family as a Gray-bellied caenolestid

We found other animals of the Caenolestidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Gray-bellied caenolestid

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Gray-bellied caenolestid:

Animals with the same litter size as a Gray-bellied caenolestid

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Gray-bellied caenolestid:

Animals with the same weight as a Gray-bellied caenolestid

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Caenolestes caniventer: