Litter Size

How many babies does a Brown antechinus have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Brown antechinuss are in a litter?

A Brown antechinus (Antechinus stuartii) 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 28 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.7 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Dasyuridae family (genus: Antechinus). An adult Brown antechinus grows up to a size of 12.1 cm (0′ 5″).

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 Brown antechinus is 6

The brown antechinus (Antechinus stuartii), also known as Stuart’s antechinus and Macleay’s marsupial mouse, is a species of small carnivorous marsupial of the family Dasyuridae. The males die after their first breeding season, and the species holds the world record for being the world’s smallest semelparous mammal.

Other animals of the family Dasyuridae

Brown antechinus is a member of the Dasyuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Brown antechinus

Those animals also give birth to 6 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Brown antechinus

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Brown antechinus

What other animals weight around 29 grams (0.06 lbs)?