Litter Size

How many babies does a Ghost bat have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Ghost bats are in a litter?

A Ghost bat (Macroderma gigas) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 1 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 22 grams (0.05 lbs) and measure 7.8 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Megadermatidae family (genus: Macroderma). An adult Ghost bat grows up to a size of 11.5 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 Ghost bat is 1

The ghost bat (Macroderma gigas) is a flying mammal found in northern Australia. The species is the only Australian bat that preys on large vertebrates – birds, reptiles and other mammals – which they detect using acute sight and hearing, combined with echolocation, while waiting in ambush at a perch. The wing membrane and bare skin is pale in colour, their fur is light or dark grey over the back and paler at the front. The species has a prominent and simple nose-leaf, their large ears are elongated and joined at lower half, and the eyes are also large and dark in colour.The first description of the species was published in 1880, its recorded range has significantly contracted since that time.

Other animals of the family Megadermatidae

Ghost bat is a member of the Megadermatidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Ghost bat

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Ghost bat

What other animals weight around 124 grams (0.27 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Ghost bat

Also reaching around 11.5 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: