Animal Weight

How much does a Eurasian water shrew weight?

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

An adult Eurasian water shrew (Neomys fodiens) on average weights 15 grams (0.03 lbs).

The Eurasian water shrew is from the family Soricidae (genus: Neomys). They can live for up to 3 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 8.1 cm (0′ 4″). On average, Eurasian water shrews can have babies 2 times per year with a litter size of 6.

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 Eurasian water shrew is 15 grams (0.03 lbs)

The Eurasian water shrew (Neomys fodiens), known in the United Kingdom as the water shrew, is a relatively large shrew, up to 10 cm (4 in) long, with a tail up to three-quarters as long again. It has short, dark fur, often with a few white tufts, a white belly, and a few stiff hairs around the feet and tail. It lives close to fresh water, hunting aquatic prey in the water and nearby. Its fur traps bubbles of air in the water which greatly aids its buoyancy, but requires it to anchor itself to remain underwater for more than the briefest of dives.Like many shrews, the water shrew has venomous saliva, making it one of the few venomous mammals, although it is not able to puncture the skin of large animals, nor that of humans. Highly territorial, it lives a solitary life and is found throughout the northern part of Europe and Asia, from Britain to Korea.

Animals of the same family as a Eurasian water shrew

We found other animals of the Soricidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Eurasian water shrew

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Neomys fodiens:

Animals with the same size as a Eurasian water shrew

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Eurasian water shrew

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (6) as a Eurasian water shrew:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Eurasian water shrew

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Eurasian water shrew: