Animal Weight

How much does a Spinifex hopping mouse weight?

It is hard to guess what a Spinifex hopping mouse weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Spinifex hopping mouse (Notomys alexis) on average weights 32 grams (0.07 lbs).

The Spinifex hopping mouse is from the family Muridae (genus: Notomys). It is usually born with about 2 grams (0 lbs). They can live for up to 5.17 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 10 cm (0′ 4″). Usually, Spinifex hopping mouses have 4 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 Spinifex hopping mouse is 32 grams (0.07 lbs)

The spinifex hopping mouse (Notomys alexis), also known as the tarkawara or tarrkawarra, occurs throughout the central and western Australian arid zones, occupying both spinifex-covered sand flats and stabilised sand dunes, and loamy mulga and melaleuca flats.The population fluctuates greatly: in normal years it is sparsely distributed and probably confined to sandy country; after rain the population explodes and spreads to other types of habitat for a time. They are mostly seen at night, bounding across open ground on their large hind feet, with tails extended and the body almost horizontal. As semi-fossorial, burrowing surface foragers, the tiny hopping mice spend a great deal of energy not just foraging for food, but also transporting it back to their burrows. In fact, it was found that the total energy spent on transporting food in relation to energy investment on burrows far outweighed any other similar type of species (White, 2006).

Animals of the same family as a Spinifex hopping mouse

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Spinifex hopping mouse

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Notomys alexis:

Animals with the same size as a Spinifex hopping mouse

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Spinifex hopping mouse:

Animals with the same litter size as a Spinifex hopping mouse

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (4) as a Spinifex hopping mouse:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Spinifex hopping mouse

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Spinifex hopping mouse: