How many baby Montane fish-eating rats are in a litter?
A Montane fish-eating rat (Neusticomys monticolus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.
Upon birth, they weight 499 grams (1.1 lbs) and measure 2.3 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Neusticomys). An adult Montane fish-eating rat grows up to a size of 7.8 cm (0′ 4″).
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 montane fish-eating rat (Neusticomys monticolus) is a species of semiaquatic rodent in the family Cricetidae. It inhabits the Andes Mountains of Colombia and Ecuador.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Montane fish-eating rat is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Polynesian rat with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Hartwig’s soft-furred mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Ash-grey mouse with 3 babies per pregnancy
- Moncton’s mosaic-tailed rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Mount Pirri isthmus rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Euryoryzomys macconnelli weighting only 62 grams
- Watson’s climbing rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Olive grass mouse weighting only 39 grams
- Thespian grass mouse weighting only 24 grams
- Crete spiny mouse weighting only 62 grams
Animals that share a litter size with Montane fish-eating rat
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Long-nosed mosaic-tailed rat
- Big free-tailed bat
- Ground cuscus
- Straw-coloured fruit bat
- Chocolate wattled bat
- Pacific white-sided dolphin
- Dwarf free-tailed bat
- Indian hog deer
- Prince Demidoff’s bushbaby
- Western brush wallaby
Animals with the same weight as a Montane fish-eating rat
What other animals weight around 39 grams (0.09 lbs)?
- Irenomys weighting 43 grams
- Hairy-tailed bolo mouse weighting 39 grams
- Greater broad-nosed bat weighting 37 grams
- Elegant water shrew weighting 38 grams
- Gleaning mouse weighting 35 grams
- Pale spear-nosed bat weighting 36 grams
- Fat mouse weighting 34 grams
- Yellow-sided opossum weighting 45 grams
- Yellow-footed antechinus weighting 44 grams
- Dobson’s shrew tenrec weighting 37 grams