Litter Size

How many babies does a Caribbean monk seal have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Caribbean monk seals are in a litter?

A Caribbean monk seal (Monachus tropicalis) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 16.28 kg (35.88 lbs) and measure 3.4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Phocidae family (genus: Monachus). An adult Caribbean monk seal grows up to a size of 2.29 meter (7′ 7″).

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 Caribbean monk seal is 1

The Caribbean monk seal, West Indian seal or sea wolf (Neomonachus tropicalis) was a species of seal native to the Caribbean and is now believed to be extinct. The Caribbean monk seals’ main predators were sharks and humans. Overhunting of the seals for oil and overfishing of their food sources are the established reasons for the seals’ extinction. The last confirmed sighting of the Caribbean Monk Seal was in 1952 at Serranilla Bank, between Jamaica and Nicaragua. In 2008, the species was officially declared extinct by the United States after an exhaustive search for the seals that lasted for about five years. This analysis was conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Marine Fisheries Service. Caribbean monk seals were closely related to the Hawaiian monk seals, which live around the Hawaiian Islands and are now endangered, and Mediterranean monk seals, another endangered species.

Other animals of the family Phocidae

Caribbean monk seal is a member of the Phocidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Caribbean monk seal

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Caribbean monk seal

What other animals weight around 198.38 kg (437.35 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Caribbean monk seal

Also reaching around 2.29 meter (7′ 7″) in size do these animals: