Animal Weight

How much does a Gray-bellied caenolestid weight?

It is hard to guess what a Gray-bellied caenolestid weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Gray-bellied caenolestid (Caenolestes caniventer) on average weights 40 grams (0.09 lbs).

The Gray-bellied caenolestid is from the family Caenolestidae (genus: Caenolestes). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 12.1 cm (0′ 5″). Usually, Gray-bellied caenolestids 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 Gray-bellied caenolestid is 40 grams (0.09 lbs)

The gray-bellied caenolestid (Caenolestes caniventer), or grey-bellied shrew opossum, is a shrew opossum found in humid, temperate forests and moist grasslands of western Ecuador and northwestern Peru. It was first described by American zoologist Harold Elmer Anthony in 1921. Little is known about the behavior of the gray-bellied caenolestid. It appears to be terrestrial (land-living) and crepuscular (active around twilight) or nocturnal (active at night). Diet consists of invertebrate larvae, small vertebrates and plant material. The IUCN classifies the gray-bellied caenolestid as near threatened.

Animals of the same family as a Gray-bellied caenolestid

We found other animals of the Caenolestidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Gray-bellied caenolestid

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Caenolestes caniventer:

Animals with the same size as a Gray-bellied caenolestid

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Gray-bellied caenolestid:

Animals with the same litter size as a Gray-bellied caenolestid

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Gray-bellied caenolestid: