Animal Weight

How much does a Nimba otter shrew weight?

It is hard to guess what a Nimba otter shrew weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Nimba otter shrew (Micropotamogale lamottei) on average weights 69 grams (0.15 lbs).

The Nimba otter shrew is from the family Tenrecidae (genus: Micropotamogale). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 16 cm (0′ 7″). Usually, Nimba otter shrews have 3 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 Nimba otter shrew is 69 grams (0.15 lbs)

The Nimba otter shrew (Micropotamogale lamottei) is a dwarf otter shrew and belongs to the mammal family Potamogalidae. Otter shrews are shrew-like afrotherian mammals found in sub-Saharan Africa. They are most closely related to the tenrecs of Madagascar. This species belongs to the genus Micropotamogale, literally meaning “tiny river weasel”. It is native to the Mount Nimba area which rests along the border of Liberia, Guinea, and Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) in West Africa.

Animals of the same family as a Nimba otter shrew

We found other animals of the Tenrecidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Nimba otter shrew

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Micropotamogale lamottei:

Animals with the same size as a Nimba otter shrew

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Nimba otter shrew

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (3) as a Nimba otter shrew: