Animal Weight

How much does a American shrew mole weight?

It is hard to guess what a American shrew mole weights. But we have the answer:

An adult American shrew mole (Neurotrichus gibbsii) on average weights 9 grams (0.02 lbs).

The American shrew mole is from the family Talpidae (genus: Neurotrichus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 7.8 cm (0′ 4″). On average, American shrew moles can have babies 1 times per year with a litter size of 2.

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 average adult weight of a American shrew mole is 9 grams (0.02 lbs)

The American shrew mole (Neurotrichus gibbsii) is the smallest species of mole. It is the only living member of the genus Neurotrichus and the tribe Neurotrichini. It is also known as Gibb’s shrew mole and least shrew mole. It is not closely related to the Asian shrew mole (Uropsilus in Urotrichini). The reason that it is called a “shrew mole” instead of being called either a “shrew” or a “mole” is because of its fur, which is a characteristic of shrews and its large head and heavy dentition, which is characteristic of moles.

Animals of the same family as a American shrew mole

We found other animals of the Talpidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a American shrew mole

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Neurotrichus gibbsii:

Animals with the same size as a American shrew mole

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

Animals with the same litter size as a American shrew mole

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a American shrew mole: