How many baby Korean field mouses are in a litter?
A Korean field mouse (Apodemus peninsulae) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3.7 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Apodemus). An adult Korean field mouse grows up to a size of 10.3 cm (0′ 5″).
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 Korean field mouse (Apodemus peninsulae), also known as the Korean wood mouse, is a species of mouse. It is distributed across Northeastern Asia, including the Russian Far East, northern China, the Korean Peninsula, Sakhalin, and Hokkaidō. It is not found on the Korean island of Jeju. The adult has a body length of 76–125 mm, with a tail of nearly equal length (75–112 mm).
Other animals of the family Muridae
Korean field mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Peruvian vesper mouse weighting only 20 grams
- White-tailed antsangy weighting only 205 grams
- Mountain water rat raching a size of 14.4 cm (0′ 6″)
- Chinese zokor weighting only 257 grams
- Coues’s climbing mouse weighting only 89 grams
- Lesser hamster-rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Southwestern water vole with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Tete veld aethomys weighting only 133 grams
- House mouse with 5 babies per pregnancy
- Southern African vlei rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Korean field mouse
Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once: