Animal Size

Northern water rat size: How big do they get?

How big does a Northern water rat get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Northern water rat (Paraleptomys rufilatus) reaches an average size of 12.6 cm (0′ 5″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 54 grams (0.12 lbs). The Northern water rat (genus: Paraleptomys) is a member of the family Muridae.

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 northern water rat (Paraleptomys rufilatus) is an endangered species of rodent in the family Muridae found in the highlands of New Guinea.

Animals of the same family as a Northern water rat

We found other animals of the Muridae family:

Animals with the same size as a Northern water rat

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

Animals with the same weight as a Northern water rat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Paraleptomys rufilatus: