Animal Size

Long-tailed shrew size: How big do they get?

How big does a Long-tailed shrew get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Long-tailed shrew (Sorex gaspensis) reaches an average size of 5.5 cm (0′ 3″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 3 grams (0.01 lbs). A Long-tailed shrew has 5 babies at once. The Long-tailed shrew (genus: Sorex) is a member of the family Soricidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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The long-tailed shrew or rock shrew (Sorex dispar) is a small North American shrew found in Atlantic Canada and the Northeastern United States.This shrew is slate grey in colour with a pointed snout, a long tail, and lighter underparts. It is found on rocky slopes in mountainous areas along the Atlantic coast from Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec, and Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, to northern Georgia. It eats insects and spiders. Predators include hawks, owls, and snakes.

Animals of the same family as a Long-tailed shrew

We found other animals of the Soricidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Long-tailed shrew

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Long-tailed shrew:

Animals with the same litter size as a Long-tailed shrew

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (5) as a Long-tailed shrew:

Animals with the same weight as a Long-tailed shrew

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Sorex gaspensis: