It is hard to guess what a Crete spiny mouse weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Crete spiny mouse (Acomys minous) on average weights 62 grams (0.14 lbs).
The Crete spiny mouse is from the family Muridae (genus: Acomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 1.48 meter (4′ 11″).
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 Crete spiny mouse (Acomys minous) is a species of mouse endemic to Crete. It is characterized by the coarse, stiff hairs on its back and tail and a notably grayer coloration and more pointed face than other species of spiny mice. Its fur color varies from yellow to red, gray or brown on its face and back, with white fur on its underside. It is a nocturnal forager, feeding mainly on grass blades and seeds, and builds only a very rudimentary nest.The gestation is between five and six weeks, which is unusually long for a mouse. At birth, other females clean and assist the mother. The young are well developed with open eyes when they are born.Its taxonomic position is uncertain (it may be a variant of the Cairo spiny mouse) leading the IUCN to consider it data deficient, but it is common within its range and even if a valid species it is not threatened.
Animals of the same family as a Crete spiny mouse
We found other animals of the Muridae family:
- Great gerbil with 4 babies per litter
- Small Luzon forest mouse with a weight of 35 grams
- Sonoran woodrat with a weight of 227 grams
- Handleyomys chapmani with a weight of 49 grams
- Ryukyu spiny rat with a weight of 84 grams
- Serra do Mar grass mouse with a weight of 28 grams
- Dent’s vlei rat with a weight of 120 grams
- Hatt’s vesper rat with a weight of 36 grams
- European snow vole with a weight of 48 grams
- Zagros Mountains mouse-like hamster with a weight of 21 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Crete spiny mouse
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Acomys minous:
- Transandinomys talamancae bringing 54 grams to the scale
- Oxymycterus hucucha bringing 67 grams to the scale
- Arends’s golden mole bringing 52 grams to the scale
- Broad-footed mole bringing 61 grams to the scale
- Sundevall’s jird bringing 69 grams to the scale
- Transandinomys bolivaris bringing 60 grams to the scale
- Sulawesi rousette bringing 63 grams to the scale
- Swift fruit bat bringing 66 grams to the scale
- Small hocicudo bringing 67 grams to the scale
- Indian bush rat bringing 60 grams to the scale