It is hard to guess what a Aquatic rat weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Aquatic rat (Anotomys leander) on average weights 66 grams (0.15 lbs).
The Aquatic rat is from the family Muridae (genus: Anotomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 19.6 cm (0′ 8″).
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 aquatic rat, Ecuador fish-eating rat, fish-eating rat or Ecuadoran ichthyomyine (Anotomys leander) is a South American species of semiaquatic rodent in the family Cricetidae. It is the only species in the genus Anotomys. This species is currently considered endangered. It is thought to be nocturnal and feeds on aquatic arthropods and insects. It is found in small ranges along the Andes.
Animals of the same family as a Aquatic rat
We found other animals of the Muridae family:
- Bunny rat with a weight of 79 grams
- Mitchell’s hopping mouse with a weight of 42 grams
- Murree vole with a weight of 52 grams
- Abrothrix longipilis with a weight of 38 grams
- Long-nosed Luzon forest mouse with a weight of 34 grams
- Soft grass mouse with a weight of 30 grams
- Bushveld gerbil with a weight of 73 grams
- Southern Plains woodrat with a weight of 255 grams
- Goldman’s water mouse with a weight of 38 grams
- Desert woodrat with a weight of 144 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Aquatic rat
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Anotomys leander:
- Cape short-eared gerbil bringing 54 grams to the scale
- Peruvian Oldfield mouse bringing 77 grams to the scale
- Pale-faced bat bringing 55 grams to the scale
- Aegialomys xanthaeolus bringing 79 grams to the scale
- Cave nectar bat bringing 58 grams to the scale
- Inca Oldfield mouse bringing 77 grams to the scale
- Andean mouse bringing 69 grams to the scale
- One-striped opossum bringing 55 grams to the scale
- Pittier’s crab-eating rat bringing 69 grams to the scale
- Oecomys speciosus bringing 73 grams to the scale