Litter Size

How many babies does a Hispaniolan solenodon have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Hispaniolan solenodons are in a litter?

A Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 2 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 64 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 90 grams (0.2 lbs) and measure 2.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Solenodontidae family (genus: Solenodon). An adult Hispaniolan solenodon grows up to a size of 30.6 cm (1′ 1″).

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 Hispaniolan solenodon is 1

The Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus), also known as the Haitian solenodon, or agouta, is a solenodon found only on Hispaniola, the island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic. It was first described by Brandt in 1833. A similar but smaller species, Marcano’s solenodon (S. marcanoi), once lived on the island, but became extinct after European colonization.

Other animals of the family Solenodontidae

Hispaniolan solenodon is a member of the Solenodontidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Hispaniolan solenodon

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Hispaniolan solenodon

Other animals that usually reach the age of 11.33 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Hispaniolan solenodon

What other animals weight around 893 grams (1.97 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Hispaniolan solenodon

Also reaching around 30.6 cm (1′ 1″) in size do these animals: