Litter Size

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

How many baby American water shrews are in a litter?

A American water shrew (Sorex palustris) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 10 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 21 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Sorex). An adult American water shrew grows up to a size of 7.4 cm (0′ 3″).

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 water shrew is 5

The American water shrew (Sorex palustris) or northern water shrew, is found in the nearctic faunal region located throughout the mountain ranges of northern United States and in Canada and Alaska.

Other animals of the family Soricidae

American water shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with American water shrew

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a American water shrew

Other animals that usually reach the age of 1.5 years:

Animals with the same weight as a American water shrew

What other animals weight around 13 grams (0.03 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a American water shrew

Also reaching around 7.4 cm (0′ 3″) in size do these animals: