Animal Age

How old does a Laxmann’s shrew get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Laxmann’s shrew reaches?

An adult Laxmann’s shrew (Sorex caecutiens) usually gets as old as 2 years.

When born, they weight 90 grams (0.2 lbs) and measure 1.09 meter (3′ 7″). As a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Sorex), a Laxmann’s shrew caries out around 7 little ones per pregnancy, which happens around 3 times a year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 6.6 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 Laxmann's shrew gets as old as 2 years

Laxmann’s shrew (Sorex caecutiens), or the masked shrew, is a species of shrew. Its range extends from northern Scandinavia and the Baltic to the Sea of Japan, including Hokkaidō, Sakhalin, and the Korean Peninsula. It favours mountain forests but is sometimes found in tundra and moorland, and also in lowland areas as well. It avoids cultivated land.

Animals of the same family as a Laxmann’s shrew

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

Animals that reach the same age as Laxmann’s shrew

With an average age of 2 years, Laxmann’s shrew are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Laxmann’s shrew

The same number of babies at once (7) are born by:

Weighting as much as Laxmann’s shrew

A fully grown Laxmann’s shrew reaches around 6 grams (0.01 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Laxmann’s shrew

Those animals grow as big as a Laxmann’s shrew: