Litter Size

How many babies does a Grayish mouse opossum have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Grayish mouse opossums are in a litter?

A Grayish mouse opossum (Tlacuatzin canescens) usually gives birth to around 8 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 23 grams (0.05 lbs) and measure 1.7 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Didelphidae family (genus: Tlacuatzin). An adult Grayish mouse opossum grows up to a size of 55 cm (1′ 10″).

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 Grayish mouse opossum is 8

The grayish mouse opossum (Tlacuatzin canescens) is a species of opossum endemic to Mexico. It is the sole species in the genus Tlacuatzin.

Other animals of the family Didelphidae

Grayish mouse opossum is a member of the Didelphidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Grayish mouse opossum

Those animals also give birth to 8 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Grayish mouse opossum

What other animals weight around 47 grams (0.1 lbs)?