Animal Weight

How much does a Lesser mole-rat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Lesser mole-rat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Lesser mole-rat (Spalax leucodon) on average weights 188 grams (0.41 lbs).

The Lesser mole-rat is from the family Spalacidae (genus: Spalax). It is usually born with about 4 grams (0.01 lbs). They can live for up to 4.5 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 5.9 cm (0′ 3″). On average, Lesser mole-rats can have babies 1 times per year with a litter size of 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 Lesser mole-rat is 188 grams (0.41 lbs)

The lesser mole-rat (Spalax leucodon) is a species of rodent in the family Spalacidae found in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Israel, Turkey, Iran and Ukraine. There have been suggestions that its taxonomic position should change in the light of new scientific information. Modern authors tend to separate this and some closely related mole rat species from other Spalax species by classifying them into a separate genus named Nannospalax. A cariological study showed that Nannospalax leucodon is a superspecies consisting of several cariologically distinct cryptic species. According to this definition there are four separate cariological forms in the Carpathian Basin, one of them endangered and another one vulnerable while insufficient data are available to evaluate the conservation status of the other two forms.

Animals of the same family as a Lesser mole-rat

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Animals with the same weight as a Lesser mole-rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Spalax leucodon:

Animals with the same litter size as a Lesser mole-rat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (3) as a Lesser mole-rat:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Lesser mole-rat

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Lesser mole-rat: