Animal Weight

How much does a Preble’s shrew weight?

It is hard to guess what a Preble’s shrew weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Preble’s shrew (Sorex preblei) on average weights 3 grams (0.01 lbs).

The Preble’s shrew is from the family Soricidae (genus: Sorex). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 5.3 cm (0′ 3″).

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 Preble's shrew is 3 grams (0.01 lbs)

Preble’s shrew (Sorex preblei) is a small shrew distributed across the Great Basin of the United States and southern British Columbia in Canada. It belongs to the order Eulipotyphla, family Soricidae and genus Sorex.

Animals of the same family as a Preble’s shrew

We found other animals of the Soricidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Preble’s shrew

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

Animals with the same size as a Preble’s shrew

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