Animal Age

How old does a Greater white-toothed shrew get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Greater white-toothed shrew reaches?

An adult Greater white-toothed shrew (Crocidura russula) usually gets as old as 3.17 years.

Greater white-toothed shrews are around 29 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 4 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 2.9 cm (0′ 2″). As a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Crocidura), their offspring is 4 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 6.9 cm (0′ 3″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Greater white-toothed shrew gets as old as 3.17 years

The greater white-toothed shrew (Crocidura russula) is a small insectivorous mammal found in Europe and North Africa. It is the most common of the white-toothed shrews. This species is found along the Mediterranean, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Portugal; in addition, the Osorio shrew of the Canary island of Gran Canaria, originally described as a separate species (Crocidura osorio), was later discovered to be a population of introduced greater white-toothed shrew. Furthermore, a subspecies of the greater white-toothed shrew, Crocidura russula ibicensis, is found on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. In April 2008, the greater white-toothed shrew was discovered in Ireland as well. Its preferred habitats are grassland and woodland. It is slightly larger than the lesser white-toothed shrew but otherwise very similar and can often be distinguished only by close inspection of its teeth which are unpigmented.

Animals of the same family as a Greater white-toothed shrew

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Soricidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Greater white-toothed shrew

With an average age of 3.17 years, Greater white-toothed shrew are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Greater white-toothed shrew

The same number of babies at once (4) are born by:

Weighting as much as Greater white-toothed shrew

A fully grown Greater white-toothed shrew reaches around 9 grams (0.02 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Greater white-toothed shrew

Those animals grow as big as a Greater white-toothed shrew: