Litter Size

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

How many baby Arctic shrews are in a litter?

A Arctic shrew (Sorex arcticus) usually gives birth to around 6 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 17 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 90 grams (0.2 lbs) and measure 2.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Sorex). An adult Arctic shrew grows up to a size of 7.5 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 Arctic shrew is 6

The Arctic shrew (Sorex arcticus), also known as the blackback shrew or saddlebacked shrew, is a medium-sized shrew found in Canada and the northern United States. Separate species status has been proposed for the maritime shrew (Sorex maritimensis) which is found in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and had been considered to be a subspecies of the Arctic shrew. The tundra shrew (Sorex tundrensis) was formerly considered to be a subspecies of the Arctic shrew.

Other animals of the family Soricidae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Arctic shrew

Those animals also give birth to 6 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Arctic shrew

Other animals that usually reach the age of 1.5 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Arctic shrew

What other animals weight around 8 grams (0.02 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Arctic shrew

Also reaching around 7.5 cm (0′ 3″) in size do these animals: