Animal Weight

How much does a Fraser’s musk shrew weight?

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

An adult Fraser’s musk shrew (Crocidura poensis) on average weights 17 grams (0.04 lbs).

The Fraser’s musk shrew is from the family Soricidae (genus: Crocidura). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 10.8 cm (0′ 5″). Usually, Fraser’s musk 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 Fraser's musk shrew is 17 grams (0.04 lbs)

Fraser’s musk shrew (Crocidura poensis) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is found in Benin, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. This large black shrew was first described by the British zoologist Louis Fraser in 1843. Its exact definition is unclear; the karyotype comes from Ivory Coast but not from Equatorial Guinea, which is given as the type locality.

Animals of the same family as a Fraser’s musk shrew

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Animals with the same weight as a Fraser’s musk shrew

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Fraser’s musk shrew

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Fraser’s musk shrew: