Litter Size

How many babies does a Laxmann’s shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Laxmann’s shrews are in a litter?

A Laxmann’s shrew (Sorex caecutiens) usually gives birth to around 7 babies.With 3 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 21 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 90 grams (0.2 lbs) and measure 2.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Sorex). An adult Laxmann’s shrew grows up to a size of 6.6 cm (0′ 3″).

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 Laxmann's shrew is 7

Laxmann’s shrew (Sorex caecutiens), or the masked shrew, is a species of shrew. Its range extends from northern Scandinavia and the Baltic to the Sea of Japan, including Hokkaidō, Sakhalin, and the Korean Peninsula. It favours mountain forests but is sometimes found in tundra and moorland, and also in lowland areas as well. It avoids cultivated land.

Other animals of the family Soricidae

Laxmann’s shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Laxmann’s shrew

Those animals also give birth to 7 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Laxmann’s shrew

Other animals that usually reach the age of 2 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Laxmann’s shrew

What other animals weight around 6 grams (0.01 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Laxmann’s shrew

Also reaching around 6.6 cm (0′ 3″) in size do these animals: