Litter Size

How many babies does a Long-tailed planigale have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Long-tailed planigales are in a litter?

A Long-tailed planigale (Planigale ingrami) usually gives birth to around 7 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 14 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 105 grams (0.23 lbs) and measure 2 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Dasyuridae family (genus: Planigale). An adult Long-tailed planigale grows up to a size of 30 cm (1′ 0″).

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 Long-tailed planigale is 7

The long-tailed planigale (Planigale ingrami), also known as Ingram’s planigale or the northern planigale, is the smallest of all marsupials, and one of the smallest of all mammals. It is rarely seen but is a quite common inhabitant of the blacksoil plains, clay-soiled woodlands, and seasonally flooded grasslands of Australia’s Top End.

Other animals of the family Dasyuridae

Long-tailed planigale is a member of the Dasyuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Long-tailed planigale

Those animals also give birth to 7 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Long-tailed planigale

Other animals that usually reach the age of 1.25 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Long-tailed planigale

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