Litter Size

How many babies does a Mediterranean water shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Mediterranean water shrews are in a litter?

A Mediterranean water shrew (Neomys anomalus) usually gives birth to around 7 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 26 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 9 grams (0.02 lbs) and measure 3 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Neomys). An adult Mediterranean water shrew grows up to a size of 7.5 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 Mediterranean water shrew is 7

The Mediterranean, Southern or Miller’s water shrew (Neomys anomalus) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae.

Other animals of the family Soricidae

Mediterranean water shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Mediterranean water shrew

Those animals also give birth to 7 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Mediterranean water shrew

Other animals that usually reach the age of 2 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Mediterranean water shrew

What other animals weight around 13 grams (0.03 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Mediterranean water shrew

Also reaching around 7.5 cm (0′ 3″) in size do these animals: