Animal Weight

How much does a Volcano shrew weight?

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

An adult Volcano shrew (Sylvisorex vulcanorum) on average weights 3 grams (0.01 lbs).

The Volcano shrew is from the family Soricidae (genus: Sylvisorex). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 8.3 cm (0′ 4″).

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 Volcano shrew is 3 grams (0.01 lbs)

The volcano shrew (Sylvisorex vulcanorum) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae found in the high-altitude rainforest of Burundi, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and swamps. Its type locality is Rwanda, Parc National des Volcans, Karisoke (0°28’S, 29°29’E, 3,100 m).

Animals of the same family as a Volcano shrew

We found other animals of the Soricidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Volcano shrew

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Sylvisorex vulcanorum: