Animal Weight

How much does a Bahia porcupine weight?

It is hard to guess what a Bahia porcupine weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Bahia porcupine (Sphiggurus insidiosus) on average weights 999 grams (2.2 lbs).

The Bahia porcupine is from the family Erethizontidae (genus: Sphiggurus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 16.6 cm (0′ 7″).

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 Bahia porcupine, Coendou insidiosus, is a New World porcupine species in the family Erethizontidae endemic to the Atlantic Forest of southeastern Brazil. It was formerly sometimes assigned to Sphiggurus, a genus no longer recognized since genetic studies showed it to be polyphyletic. Sphiggurus pallidus, formerly considered a separate species but known from two young specimens only, is a synonym of this species.

Animals of the same family as a Bahia porcupine

We found other animals of the Erethizontidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Bahia porcupine

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Sphiggurus insidiosus: