Litter Size

How many babies does a Greater dwarf shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Greater dwarf shrews are in a litter?

A Greater dwarf shrew (Suncus lixus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 7 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 1.4 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Suncus). An adult Greater dwarf shrew grows up to a size of 45.4 cm (1′ 6″).

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 Greater dwarf shrew is 2

The greater dwarf shrew (Suncus lixus) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and dry savanna.

Other animals of the family Soricidae

Greater dwarf shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Greater dwarf shrew

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Greater dwarf shrew

What other animals weight around 8 grams (0.02 lbs)?