Animal Weight

How much does a Common mole-rat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Common mole-rat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Common mole-rat (Cryptomys hottentotus) on average weights 74 grams (0.16 lbs).

The Common mole-rat is from the family Bathyergidae (genus: Cryptomys). It is usually born with about 8 grams (0.02 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 19.3 cm (0′ 8″). On average, Common mole-rats can have babies 2 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 Common mole-rat is 74 grams (0.16 lbs)

The common mole-rat, African mole-rat, or Hottentot mole-rat, (Cryptomys hottentotus) is a burrowing rodent found in Southern Africa, in particular in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It also occurs in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It is a species in the subfamily Bathyerginae.

Animals of the same family as a Common mole-rat

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Animals with the same weight as a Common mole-rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cryptomys hottentotus:

Animals with the same litter size as a Common mole-rat

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