Animal Weight

How much does a African marsh rat weight?

It is hard to guess what a African marsh rat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult African marsh rat (Dasymys incomtus) on average weights 128 grams (0.28 lbs).

The African marsh rat is from the family Muridae (genus: Dasymys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 17.5 cm (0′ 7″). Usually, African marsh rats have 2 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The African marsh rat or common dasymys (Dasymys incomtus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.Its natural habitats are moist savanna, temperate grassland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and swamps.

Animals of the same family as a African marsh rat

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a African marsh rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Dasymys incomtus:

Animals with the same litter size as a African marsh rat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a African marsh rat: