Litter Size

How many babies does a Common planigale have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Common planigales are in a litter?

A Common planigale (Planigale maculata) usually gives birth to around 7 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 14 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 19 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 105 grams (0.23 lbs) and measure 2 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Dasyuridae family (genus: Planigale). An adult Common planigale grows up to a size of 30 cm (1′ 0″).

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 Common planigale is 7

The common planigale (Planigale maculata), also known as the pygmy planigale or the coastal planigale, is one of many small marsupial carnivores known as “marsupial mice” found in Australia. There they fill a similar niche to the insectivores of other parts of the world.

Other animals of the family Dasyuridae

Common planigale is a member of the Dasyuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Common planigale

Those animals also give birth to 7 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Common planigale

Other animals that usually reach the age of 4 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Common planigale

What other animals weight around 12 grams (0.03 lbs)?