Litter Size

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

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

A Long-tailed shrew (Sorex gaspensis) usually gives birth to around 5 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 Long-tailed shrew grows up to a size of 5.5 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 Long-tailed shrew is 5

The long-tailed shrew or rock shrew (Sorex dispar) is a small North American shrew found in Atlantic Canada and the Northeastern United States.This shrew is slate grey in colour with a pointed snout, a long tail, and lighter underparts. It is found on rocky slopes in mountainous areas along the Atlantic coast from Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec, and Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, to northern Georgia. It eats insects and spiders. Predators include hawks, owls, and snakes.

Other animals of the family Soricidae

Long-tailed shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Long-tailed shrew

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Long-tailed shrew

What other animals weight around 3 grams (0.01 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Long-tailed shrew

Also reaching around 5.5 cm (0′ 3″) in size do these animals: