Animal Size

Marsh shrew size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Marsh shrew (Sorex bendirii) reaches an average size of 8.5 cm (0′ 4″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 15 grams (0.03 lbs). The Marsh 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 marsh shrew (Sorex bendirii), also known as the Pacific water shrew, Bendire’s water shrew, Bendire’s shrew and Jesus shrew is the largest North American member of the genus Sorex (long-tailed shrews). Primarily covered in dark-brown fur, it is found near aquatic habitats along the Pacific coast from southern British Columbia to northern California. With air trapped in its fur for buoyancy, marsh shrews can run for three to five seconds on top of the water. It measures about 16 cm (6.3 in) in length, including a 7-centimetre (2.8 in)-long tail, and weighs an average of 14.5–16 g (0.51–0.56 oz). The marsh shrew’s diet consists mainly of invertebrates, which it hunts on land and in the water. They are rare; their populations are thought to be in decline, and they are considered endangered in parts of their range.

Animals of the same family as a Marsh shrew

We found other animals of the Soricidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Marsh shrew

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

Animals with the same weight as a Marsh shrew

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