Animal Weight

How much does a Chinese mole shrew weight?

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

An adult Chinese mole shrew (Anourosorex squamipes) on average weights 20 grams (0.04 lbs).

The Chinese mole shrew is from the family Soricidae (genus: Anourosorex). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 9.4 cm (0′ 4″). Usually, Chinese mole shrews 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 average adult weight of a Chinese mole shrew is 20 grams (0.04 lbs)

The Chinese mole shrew (Anourosorex squamipes) is one of four species of Asian mole shrew in the genus Anourosorex.Despite the name, it is found not only in China but also in northeast India, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Like all other species of the genus Anourosorex, the Chinese mole shrew is fossorial, and is found in montane forests.In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control reported this species can carry a version of the hantavirus which is genetically distinct from rodent hantavirus and new to science.

Animals of the same family as a Chinese mole shrew

We found other animals of the Soricidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Chinese mole shrew

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Anourosorex squamipes:

Animals with the same size as a Chinese mole shrew

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Chinese mole shrew

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