Animal Age

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

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

An adult Lesser white-toothed shrew (Crocidura suaveolens) usually gets as old as 2.67 years.

Lesser white-toothed shrews are around 27 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 3 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 Lesser white-toothed shrew gets as old as 2.67 years

The lesser white-toothed shrew (Crocidura suaveolens) is a tiny shrew with a widespread distribution in Africa, Asia and Europe. Its preferred habitat is scrub and gardens and it feeds on insects, arachnids, worms, gastropods, newts and small rodents, though its diet usually varies according to the biotope where it lives. The closely related Asian lesser white-toothed shrew (Crocidura shantungensis) was once included in this species, but is now considered to be a separate species.Like the common shrew, a female lesser white-toothed shrew and her young may form a “caravan” when foraging for food or seeking a place of safety; each shrew grips the tail of the shrew in front so that the group stays together.

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

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

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

With an average age of 2.67 years, Lesser white-toothed shrew are in good companionship of the following animals:

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

The same number of babies at once (3) are born by:

Weighting as much as Lesser white-toothed shrew

A fully grown Lesser white-toothed shrew reaches around 7 grams (0.02 lbs). So do these animals: