Animal Weight

How much does a Bates’s shrew weight?

It is hard to guess what a Bates’s shrew weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Bates’s shrew (Crocidura batesi) on average weights 16 grams (0.04 lbs).

The Bates’s shrew is from the family Soricidae (genus: Crocidura). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 6.8 cm (0′ 3″).

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 Bates's shrew is 16 grams (0.04 lbs)

Bates’s shrew (Crocidura batesi) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is found in Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. This large black shrew was first described by the British zoologist Guy Dollman in 1915, the type locality being the vicinity of the Como River in Gabon. The exact definition of this species is unclear; it is often included in Fraser’s musk shrew (Crocidura poensis), or reported as Wimmer’s shrew (Crocidura wimmeri). Its karyotype is 2n=50, FN-76, which is identical to the Nigerian shrew (Crocidura nigeriae), and the species complex is in need of a thorough revision.

Animals of the same family as a Bates’s shrew

We found other animals of the Soricidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Bates’s shrew

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Crocidura batesi:

Animals with the same size as a Bates’s shrew

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