Animal Weight

How much does a Reddish tuco-tuco weight?

It is hard to guess what a Reddish tuco-tuco weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Reddish tuco-tuco (Ctenomys frater) on average weights 173 grams (0.38 lbs).

The Reddish tuco-tuco is from the family Ctenomyidae (genus: Ctenomys). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 16.7 cm (0′ 7″).

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 reddish tuco-tuco (Ctenomys frater) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae. Five subspecies have been recognized, some formerly designated as separate species. It is found in Argentina and Bolivia at altitudes from 600 to 4,500. This tuco-tuco is fossorial, like others in its genus. Its diet consists of underground tubers and roots. Its karyotype has 2n = 52 and FN = 78.It lives in colonies in areas with suitably soft, dry soil. Both undisturbed and disturbed areas provide suitable habitat. Its conservation status is assessed as “Least Concern” by the IUCN.

Animals of the same family as a Reddish tuco-tuco

We found other animals of the Ctenomyidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Reddish tuco-tuco

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Ctenomys frater:

Animals with the same size as a Reddish tuco-tuco

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Reddish tuco-tuco: