Animal Weight

How much does a Long-tailed shrew weight?

It is hard to guess what a Long-tailed shrew weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Long-tailed shrew (Sorex dispar) on average weights 4 grams (0.01 lbs).

The Long-tailed shrew is from the family Soricidae (genus: Sorex). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 6.3 cm (0′ 3″). Usually, Long-tailed 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 Long-tailed shrew is 4 grams (0.01 lbs)

The long-tailed shrew or rock shrew (Sorex dispar) is a small North American shrew found in Atlantic Canada and the Northeastern United States.This shrew is slate grey in colour with a pointed snout, a long tail, and lighter underparts. It is found on rocky slopes in mountainous areas along the Atlantic coast from Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec, and Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, to northern Georgia. It eats insects and spiders. Predators include hawks, owls, and snakes.

Animals of the same family as a Long-tailed shrew

We found other animals of the Soricidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Long-tailed shrew

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Sorex dispar:

Animals with the same size as a Long-tailed shrew

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Long-tailed shrew

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