Litter Size

How many babies does a Delicate slender opossum have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Delicate slender opossums are in a litter?

A Delicate slender opossum (Marmosops parvidens) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 110 grams (0.24 lbs) and measure 13.3 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Didelphidae family (genus: Marmosops). An adult Delicate slender opossum grows up to a size of 10.1 cm (0′ 4″).

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 Delicate slender opossum is 4

The delicate slender opossum (Marmosops parvidens) is a small pouchless marsupial of the family Didelphidae that occurs in French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and adjacent Venezuela and Brazil. Marmosops pinheiroi, Marmosops bishopi and Marmosops juninensis had long been considered to represent the same species, until parvidens and pinheiroi were found in sympatry in French Guiana. This species is found in moist primary tropical rainforest at elevations up to 2000 m. It is nocturnal and partially arboreal, and feeds on insects and fruit.

Other animals of the family Didelphidae

Delicate slender opossum is a member of the Didelphidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Delicate slender opossum

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Delicate slender opossum

What other animals weight around 15 grams (0.03 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Delicate slender opossum

Also reaching around 10.1 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: