Animal Size

Southern muriqui size: How big do they get?

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

A grown Southern muriqui (Brachyteles arachnoides) reaches an average size of 57.8 cm (1′ 11″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 10.57 kg (23.3 lbs). A Southern muriqui has 1 babies at once. The Southern muriqui (genus: Brachyteles) is a member of the family Cebidae.

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 average adult size of a Southern muriqui is  (1' 11

The southern muriqui (Brachyteles arachnoides) is a muriqui (woolly spider monkey) species endemic to Brazil. It is found in the Brazilian states of Paraná, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais. This New World monkey is known locally as mono carvoeiro, which translates to “charcoal monkey”.Muriquis are the largest New World monkeys and largest non-human native primates in the Americas. Male muriquis have a head-body length of 55–78 cm (21.5–30.5 in), with a tail of 74–80 cm (29–31.5 in) and a body weight of 9.6–15 kg (21–33 lb). Females have a head-body length of 46–63 cm (18–25 in), a tail length of 65–74 cm (25.5–29 in) and a body weight of 8–11 kg (18–24 lb). The tails are fully prehensile.The southern muriqui, B. arachnoides, has a solid black face, distinguishing it from the northern species, B. hypoxanthus, which has a black face mottled with pink.This species is considered endangered because of habitat destruction, hunting pressures, and historic population declines. Only two captive populations of the southern muriqui exist. They are housed at the zoo of Curitiba and at the zoo of Sorocaba, Brazil. The latter is located 80 km from the only long-term investigation of the southern muriqui in continuous forest, the Carlos Botelho State Park. The wild population was estimated at 1,300 in 2005.

Animals of the same family as a Southern muriqui

We found other animals of the Cebidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Southern muriqui

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Southern muriqui

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Southern muriqui:

Animals with the same weight as a Southern muriqui

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Brachyteles arachnoides: