Litter Size

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

How many baby Dusky antechinuss are in a litter?

A Dusky antechinus (Antechinus swainsonii) usually gives birth to around 8 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 8 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 29 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 Dusky 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 Dusky antechinus is 8

The dusky antechinus (Antechinus swainsonii), also known as Swainson’s antechinus or the dusky marsupial mouse, is a species of small marsupial carnivore, a member of the family Dasyuridae. It is found in Australia.

Other animals of the family Dasyuridae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Dusky antechinus

Those animals also give birth to 8 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Dusky antechinus

Other animals that usually reach the age of 2 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Dusky antechinus

What other animals weight around 62 grams (0.14 lbs)?