Litter Size

How many babies does a Gray-bellied caenolestid have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Gray-bellied caenolestids are in a litter?

A Gray-bellied caenolestid (Caenolestes caniventer) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 100 grams (0.22 lbs) and measure 7.2 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Caenolestidae family (genus: Caenolestes). An adult Gray-bellied caenolestid 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 Gray-bellied caenolestid is 2

The gray-bellied caenolestid (Caenolestes caniventer), or grey-bellied shrew opossum, is a shrew opossum found in humid, temperate forests and moist grasslands of western Ecuador and northwestern Peru. It was first described by American zoologist Harold Elmer Anthony in 1921. Little is known about the behavior of the gray-bellied caenolestid. It appears to be terrestrial (land-living) and crepuscular (active around twilight) or nocturnal (active at night). Diet consists of invertebrate larvae, small vertebrates and plant material. The IUCN classifies the gray-bellied caenolestid as near threatened.

Other animals of the family Caenolestidae

Gray-bellied caenolestid is a member of the Caenolestidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Gray-bellied caenolestid

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Gray-bellied caenolestid

What other animals weight around 40 grams (0.09 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Gray-bellied caenolestid

Also reaching around 12.1 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: