Litter Size

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

How many baby Dusky slender opossums are in a litter?

A Dusky slender opossum (Marmosops fuscatus) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 10 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 Dusky slender opossum grows up to a size of 13.1 cm (0′ 6″).

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 slender opossum is 5

The dusky slender opossum (Marmosops fuscatus) is a species of opossum in the family Didelphidae. It is found in Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Other animals of the family Didelphidae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Dusky slender opossum

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Dusky slender opossum

What other animals weight around 46 grams (0.1 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Dusky slender opossum

Also reaching around 13.1 cm (0′ 6″) in size do these animals: