Animal Weight

How much does a African wading rat weight?

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

An adult African wading rat (Colomys goslingi) on average weights 62 grams (0.14 lbs).

The African wading rat is from the family Muridae (genus: Colomys). They can live for up to 3 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 12.5 cm (0′ 5″). Usually, African wading 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 wading rat or African water rat (Colomys goslingi) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is the only species in the genus Colomys. It is native to Africa, where it occurs in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zambia.An aquatic species, this rat is found in and around streams and pools in rainforest habitat, and sometimes in grassland and savanna regions.

Animals of the same family as a African wading rat

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a African wading rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Colomys goslingi:

Animals with the same size as a African wading rat

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

Animals with the same litter size as a African wading rat

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a African wading rat

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a African wading rat: