Litter Size

How many babies does a Narrow-nosed planigale have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Narrow-nosed planigales are in a litter?

A Narrow-nosed planigale (Planigale tenuirostris) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 10 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 19 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. 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 Narrow-nosed 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 Narrow-nosed planigale is 5

The narrow-nosed planigale (Planigale tenuirostris) is a species of very small marsupial carnivore of the family Dasyuridae.

Other animals of the family Dasyuridae

Narrow-nosed planigale is a member of the Dasyuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Narrow-nosed planigale

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Narrow-nosed planigale

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Narrow-nosed planigale

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