Litter Size

How many babies does a American shrew mole have at once? (litter size)

How many baby American shrew moles are in a litter?

A American shrew mole (Neurotrichus gibbsii) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 24 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 499 grams (1.1 lbs) and measure 2.3 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Talpidae family (genus: Neurotrichus). An adult American shrew mole grows up to a size of 7.8 cm (0′ 4″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The average litter size of a American shrew mole is 2

The American shrew mole (Neurotrichus gibbsii) is the smallest species of mole. It is the only living member of the genus Neurotrichus and the tribe Neurotrichini. It is also known as Gibb’s shrew mole and least shrew mole. It is not closely related to the Asian shrew mole (Uropsilus in Urotrichini). The reason that it is called a “shrew mole” instead of being called either a “shrew” or a “mole” is because of its fur, which is a characteristic of shrews and its large head and heavy dentition, which is characteristic of moles.

Other animals of the family Talpidae

American shrew mole is a member of the Talpidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with American shrew mole

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a American shrew mole

What other animals weight around 9 grams (0.02 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a American shrew mole

Also reaching around 7.8 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: