It is hard to guess what a Moonshine shrew weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Moonshine shrew (Crocidura luna) on average weights 13 grams (0.03 lbs).
The Moonshine shrew is from the family Soricidae (genus: Crocidura). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 6.4 cm (0′ 3″). Usually, Moonshine shrews have 1 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 moonshine shrew (Crocidura luna) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is found in Angola, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
Animals of the same family as a Moonshine shrew
We found other animals of the Soricidae family:
- Kivu shrew with 1 babies per litter
- Ussuri shrew with a weight of 15 grams
- Trowbridge’s shrew with a weight of 5 grams
- Horsfield’s shrew with a weight of 5 grams
- Smoky white-toothed shrew with a weight of 14 grams
- Andean small-eared shrew with a weight of 11 grams
- Mexican small-eared shrew with a weight of 7 grams
- Siberian large-toothed shrew with a weight of 8 grams
- Gracile naked-tailed shrew with a weight of 14 grams
- Eurasian least shrew with a weight of 2 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Moonshine shrew
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Crocidura luna:
- Fulvous harvest mouse bringing 11 grams to the scale
- Large-eared slit-faced bat bringing 14 grams to the scale
- Cowan’s shrew tenrec bringing 12 grams to the scale
- Pearson’s horseshoe bat bringing 11 grams to the scale
- Silky short-tailed bat bringing 14 grams to the scale
- Telefomin roundleaf bat bringing 15 grams to the scale
- Smoky white-toothed shrew bringing 14 grams to the scale
- Greater long-tailed hamster bringing 13 grams to the scale
- Peters’s mouse bringing 11 grams to the scale
- True’s shrew mole bringing 14 grams to the scale
Animals with the same litter size as a Moonshine shrew
Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Moonshine shrew: