Litter Size

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

How many baby Jamaican fruit bats are in a litter?

A Jamaican fruit bat (Artibeus jamaicensis) 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 145 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 10 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Phyllostomidae family (genus: Artibeus). An adult Jamaican fruit bat grows up to a size of 7.8 cm (0′ 4″).

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 Jamaican fruit bat is 1

The Jamaican, common or Mexican fruit bat (Artibeus jamaicensis) is a fruit-eating bat native to Mexico, through Central America to northwestern South America, as well as the Greater and many of the Lesser Antilles. It is also an uncommon resident of the Southern Bahamas. Populations east of the Andes in South America are now usually regarded a separate species, the flat-faced fruit-eating bat (A. planirostris). The distinctive features of the Jamaican fruit bat (which however are shared by some of its relatives) include the absence of an external tail and a minimal, U-shaped interfemoral membrane.

Other animals of the family Phyllostomidae

Jamaican fruit bat is a member of the Phyllostomidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Jamaican fruit bat

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Jamaican fruit bat

Other animals that usually reach the age of 10 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Jamaican fruit bat

What other animals weight around 42 grams (0.09 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Jamaican fruit bat

Also reaching around 7.8 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: