Litter Size

How many babies does a Fraser’s musk shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Fraser’s musk shrews are in a litter?

A Fraser’s musk shrew (Crocidura poensis) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Crocidura). An adult Fraser’s musk shrew grows up to a size of 6.4 cm (0′ 3″).

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 Fraser's musk shrew is 2

Fraser’s musk shrew (Crocidura poensis) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is found in Benin, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. This large black shrew was first described by the British zoologist Louis Fraser in 1843. Its exact definition is unclear; the karyotype comes from Ivory Coast but not from Equatorial Guinea, which is given as the type locality.

Other animals of the family Soricidae

Fraser’s musk shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Fraser’s musk shrew

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Fraser’s musk shrew

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