Animal Weight

How much does a Pittier’s crab-eating rat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Pittier’s crab-eating rat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Pittier’s crab-eating rat (Ichthyomys pittieri) on average weights 69 grams (0.15 lbs).

The Pittier’s crab-eating rat is from the family Muridae (genus: Ichthyomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 57.3 cm (1′ 11″).

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.

Pittier’s crab-eating rat (Ichthyomys pittieri) is a species of semiaquatic rodent in the family Cricetidae.It is endemic to Venezuela.The natural habitats of this species are rivers and swamps. Its karyotype has 2n = 92 and FNa = 98. This was previously thought to be the highest chromosome number known for a mammal, but it has since been found that the plains viscacha rat or red viscacha rat (Tympanoctomys barrerae) has 4x = 2n = 102.

Animals of the same family as a Pittier’s crab-eating rat

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Pittier’s crab-eating rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Ichthyomys pittieri: