Litter Size

How many babies does a Japanese mountain mole have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Japanese mountain moles are in a litter?

A Japanese mountain mole (Euroscaptor mizura) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 3 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 40 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 150 grams (0.33 lbs) and measure 5.3 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Talpidae family (genus: Euroscaptor). An adult Japanese mountain mole grows up to a size of 9 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 Japanese mountain mole is 3

The Japanese mountain mole (Euroscaptor mizura) is a species of mammal in the family Talpidae. It is endemic to Japan. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and temperate grassland. Although the Japanese mountain mole is currently classified in the genus Euroscaptor, a study published by the American Society of Mammalogists suggests that they do not truly belong to this genus because of earlier evolutionary divergence from other Euroscaptor species.In terms of the mole’s Morphology,recently the taxonomic position of the Japanese mountain mole (Euroscaptor mizura) was reassessed and this was based on its external and skeletal morphologies. It was found that the muzzle of the moles showed a unique groove on the ventral side of it and it separates it from the rest of the moles in the family. The study was conducted recently in 2016.[1][2]

Other animals of the family Talpidae

Japanese mountain mole is a member of the Talpidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Japanese mountain mole

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Japanese mountain mole

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Japanese mountain mole

What other animals weight around 25 grams (0.06 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Japanese mountain mole

Also reaching around 9 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: