Animal Weight

How much does a Whitaker’s shrew weight?

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

An adult Whitaker’s shrew (Crocidura whitakeri) on average weights 5 grams (0.01 lbs).

The Whitaker’s shrew is from the family Soricidae (genus: Crocidura). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 6.1 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 Whitaker's shrew is 5 grams (0.01 lbs)

Whitaker’s shrew (Crocidura whitakeri) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is found in Western Sahara, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, rocky and sandy coasts. It is a fairly common species and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as being of “least concern”.

Animals of the same family as a Whitaker’s shrew

We found other animals of the Soricidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Whitaker’s shrew

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Crocidura whitakeri:

Animals with the same size as a Whitaker’s shrew

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