Animal Weight

How much does a Greater white-toothed shrew weight?

It is hard to guess what a Greater white-toothed shrew weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Greater white-toothed shrew (Crocidura russula) on average weights 9 grams (0.02 lbs).

The Greater white-toothed shrew is from the family Soricidae (genus: Crocidura). They can live for up to 3.17 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 6.9 cm (0′ 3″). Usually, Greater white-toothed shrews have 4 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 Greater white-toothed shrew is 9 grams (0.02 lbs)

The greater white-toothed shrew (Crocidura russula) is a small insectivorous mammal found in Europe and North Africa. It is the most common of the white-toothed shrews. This species is found along the Mediterranean, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Portugal; in addition, the Osorio shrew of the Canary island of Gran Canaria, originally described as a separate species (Crocidura osorio), was later discovered to be a population of introduced greater white-toothed shrew. Furthermore, a subspecies of the greater white-toothed shrew, Crocidura russula ibicensis, is found on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. In April 2008, the greater white-toothed shrew was discovered in Ireland as well. Its preferred habitats are grassland and woodland. It is slightly larger than the lesser white-toothed shrew but otherwise very similar and can often be distinguished only by close inspection of its teeth which are unpigmented.

Animals of the same family as a Greater white-toothed shrew

We found other animals of the Soricidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Greater white-toothed shrew

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

Animals with the same size as a Greater white-toothed shrew

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Greater white-toothed shrew:

Animals with the same litter size as a Greater white-toothed shrew

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (4) as a Greater white-toothed shrew:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Greater white-toothed shrew

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Greater white-toothed shrew: