Animal Size

Reddish tuco-tuco size: How big do they get?

How big does a Reddish tuco-tuco get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Reddish tuco-tuco (Ctenomys frater) reaches an average size of 16.7 cm (0′ 7″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 173 grams (0.38 lbs). The Reddish tuco-tuco (genus: Ctenomys) is a member of the family Ctenomyidae.

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.

The reddish tuco-tuco (Ctenomys frater) is a species of rodent in the family Ctenomyidae. Five subspecies have been recognized, some formerly designated as separate species. It is found in Argentina and Bolivia at altitudes from 600 to 4,500. This tuco-tuco is fossorial, like others in its genus. Its diet consists of underground tubers and roots. Its karyotype has 2n = 52 and FN = 78.It lives in colonies in areas with suitably soft, dry soil. Both undisturbed and disturbed areas provide suitable habitat. Its conservation status is assessed as “Least Concern” by the IUCN.

Animals of the same family as a Reddish tuco-tuco

We found other animals of the Ctenomyidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Reddish tuco-tuco

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

Animals with the same weight as a Reddish tuco-tuco

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Ctenomys frater: