Animal Size

Merriam’s shrew size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Merriam’s shrew (Sorex merriami) reaches an average size of 6 cm (0′ 3″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 5 grams (0.01 lbs). A Merriam’s shrew has 5 babies at once. The Merriam’s 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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Merriam’s shrew (Sorex merriami) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is endemic to the western United States and extreme southern British Columbia in Canada.

Animals of the same family as a Merriam’s shrew

We found other animals of the Soricidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Merriam’s shrew

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Merriam’s shrew

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (5) as a Merriam’s shrew:

Animals with the same weight as a Merriam’s shrew

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