Litter Size

How many babies does a Mediterranean monk seal have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Mediterranean monk seals are in a litter?

A Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 334 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 20 kg (44.09 lbs) and measure 3.4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Phocidae family (genus: Monachus). An adult Mediterranean monk seal grows up to a size of 2.6 meter (8′ 7″).

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 Mediterranean monk seal is 1

The Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) is a monk seal belonging to the family Phocidae. As of 2015, it is estimated that fewer than 700 individuals survive in three or four isolated subpopulations in the Mediterranean, (especially) in the Aegean Sea, the archipelago of Madeira and the Cabo Blanco area in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean. It is believed to be the world’s rarest pinniped species.

Other animals of the family Phocidae

Mediterranean monk seal is a member of the Phocidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Mediterranean monk seal

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Mediterranean monk seal

Other animals that usually reach the age of 23.67 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Mediterranean monk seal

What other animals weight around 294.94 kg (650.23 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Mediterranean monk seal

Also reaching around 2.6 meter (8′ 7″) in size do these animals: