Animal Weight

How much does a Johnston’s forest shrew weight?

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

An adult Johnston’s forest shrew (Sylvisorex johnstoni) on average weights 3 grams (0.01 lbs).

The Johnston’s forest shrew is from the family Soricidae (genus: Sylvisorex). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 5.3 cm (0′ 3″).

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 Johnston's forest shrew is 3 grams (0.01 lbs)

Johnston’s forest shrew (Sylvisorex johnstoni) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae found in Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Animals of the same family as a Johnston’s forest shrew

We found other animals of the Soricidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Johnston’s forest shrew

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Sylvisorex johnstoni:

Animals with the same size as a Johnston’s forest shrew

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Johnston’s forest shrew: