Animal Size

Hispaniolan solenodon size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) reaches an average size of 30.6 cm (1′ 1″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 11.33 years, they grow from 90 grams (0.2 lbs) to 893 grams (1.97 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Hispaniolan solenodons have 1 babies about 2 times per year. The Hispaniolan solenodon (genus: Solenodon) is a member of the family Solenodontidae.

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 Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus), also known as the Haitian solenodon, or agouta, is a solenodon found only on Hispaniola, the island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic. It was first described by Brandt in 1833. A similar but smaller species, Marcano’s solenodon (S. marcanoi), once lived on the island, but became extinct after European colonization.

Animals of the same family as a Hispaniolan solenodon

We found other animals of the Solenodontidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Hispaniolan solenodon

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Hispaniolan solenodon

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Hispaniolan solenodon:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Hispaniolan solenodon

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Hispaniolan solenodon:

Animals with the same weight as a Hispaniolan solenodon

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Solenodon paradoxus: