Litter Size

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

How many baby Japanese shrew moles are in a litter?

A Japanese shrew mole (Urotrichus talpoides) 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 36 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 20 grams (0.04 lbs) and measure 12.9 cm (0′ 6″). They are a member of the Talpidae family (genus: Urotrichus). An adult Japanese shrew 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 shrew mole is 3

The Japanese shrew mole or himizu (ヒミズ) (Urotrichus talpoides) is a species of mammal in the family Talpidae. It is endemic to Japan and is found on Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Awaji Island, Shodo Island, Oki Islands, Tsushima Island, Goto Islands, Mishima Island (Yamaguchi Prefecture), and Awashima Island (Niigata Prefecture), but is absent from Hokkaido, which is north of Blakiston’s Line. It is one of three Urotrichini and it is the only species in the genus Urotrichus. It is common between sea level and approximately 2,000 m.Heinrich Bürger, assistant of Philipp Franz von Siebold, collected specimens of Urotrichus talpoides near Dejima between 1824 and 1826, found lying dead in the fields, which were ultimately described by Temminck after shipping them to the Netherlands.

Other animals of the family Talpidae

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

Animals that share a litter size with Japanese shrew mole

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Japanese shrew mole

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3.5 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Japanese shrew mole

What other animals weight around 18 grams (0.04 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Japanese shrew mole

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