Animal Weight

How much does a Mechow’s mole-rat weight?

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

An adult Mechow’s mole-rat (Cryptomys mechowi) on average weights 272 grams (0.6 lbs).

The Mechow’s mole-rat is from the family Bathyergidae (genus: Cryptomys). It is usually born with about 18 grams (0.04 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 19.3 cm (0′ 8″). Usually, Mechow’s mole-rats 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 Mechow's mole-rat is 272 grams (0.6 lbs)

Mechow’s mole-rat (Fukomys mechowii ) is a species of rodent in the family Bathyergidae. It is found in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, and possibly Malawi. Its natural habitats are moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland. This mole-rat was first described by the German naturalist Wilhelm Peters in 1881. The specific epithet honours the Prussian explorer and naturalist Friedrich Wilhelm Alexander von Mechow.

Animals of the same family as a Mechow’s mole-rat

We found other animals of the Bathyergidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Mechow’s mole-rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cryptomys mechowi:

Animals with the same litter size as a Mechow’s mole-rat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (2) as a Mechow’s mole-rat: