Litter Size

How many babies does a Fat-tailed dunnart have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Fat-tailed dunnarts are in a litter?

A Fat-tailed dunnart (Sminthopsis crassicaudata) 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 16 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Dasyuridae family (genus: Sminthopsis). An adult Fat-tailed dunnart grows up to a size of 9.2 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 Fat-tailed dunnart is 7

The fat-tailed dunnart (Sminthopsis crassicaudata) is a species of mouse-like marsupial of the Dasyuridae, the family that includes the little red kaluta, quolls, and the Tasmanian devil. It has an average body length of 60–90 millimeters (2.4–3.5 in) with a tail of 45–70 millimeters (1.8–2.8 in). Ear length is 14–16 millimeters (0.55–0.63 in). One of the smallest carnivorous marsupials, its weight varies between 10–20 grams (0.35–0.71 oz). The tail becomes fat a few mm from the proximal end and remains so right up to the tip. They are eaten by many things, including foxes and cats, as well as other feral animals that live among its environment.

Other animals of the family Dasyuridae

Fat-tailed dunnart is a member of the Dasyuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Fat-tailed dunnart

Those animals also give birth to 7 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Fat-tailed dunnart

Other animals that usually reach the age of 4.25 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Fat-tailed dunnart

What other animals weight around 16 grams (0.04 lbs)?