It is hard to guess what a Ryukyu mouse weights. But we have the answer:
An adult Ryukyu mouse (Mus caroli) on average weights 14 grams (0.03 lbs).
The Ryukyu mouse is from the family Muridae (genus: Mus). It is usually born with about 1 grams (0 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 12.9 cm (0′ 6″).
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 Ryukyu mouse (Mus caroli) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae.It is found in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Animals of the same family as a Ryukyu mouse
We found other animals of the Muridae family:
- Santa Cruz mouse with a weight of 21 grams
- Thomas’s water mouse with a weight of 40 grams
- Mozambique thicket rat with a weight of 45 grams
- African grass rat with a weight of 95 grams
- Black-footed tree-rat with a weight of 716 grams
- Namib brush-tailed gerbil with a weight of 38 grams
- Bush vlei rat with a weight of 103 grams
- Northern Luzon giant cloud rat bringing 1.75 kilos (3.86 lbs) to the scale
- Nikolaus’s mouse with a weight of 52 grams
- Southern climbing mouse with a weight of 89 grams
Animals with the same weight as a Ryukyu mouse
As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Mus caroli:
- Savanna path shrew bringing 16 grams to the scale
- Mehely’s horseshoe bat bringing 14 grams to the scale
- Darien harvest mouse bringing 12 grams to the scale
- Thomas’s small-eared shrew bringing 12 grams to the scale
- Nyika climbing mouse bringing 15 grams to the scale
- Glacier Bay water shrew bringing 14 grams to the scale
- Woermann’s bat bringing 16 grams to the scale
- Mindanao pygmy fruit bat bringing 16 grams to the scale
- Rohu’s bat bringing 12 grams to the scale
- Neacomys guianae bringing 15 grams to the scale