Litter Size

How many babies does a Neotropical otter have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Neotropical otters are in a litter?

A Neotropical otter (Lontra longicaudis) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 136 grams (0.3 lbs) and measure 91.3 cm (3′ 0″). They are a member of the Mustelidae family (genus: Lontra). An adult Neotropical otter grows up to a size of 60.2 cm (2′ 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 Neotropical otter is 3

The neotropical otter or neotropical river otter (Lontra longicaudis) is an otter species found in Central America, South America and the island of Trinidad. It is physically similar to the northern and southern river otter, which occur directly north and south of this species’ range. The length of the neotropical otter can range from 36–66 centimetres (14–26 in), plus a tail of 37–84 centimetres (15–33 in). Body weight ranges from 5–15 kilograms (11–33 lb). Otters are members of the family Mustelidae, the most species-rich (and therefore diverse) family in the order Carnivora.This otter is found in many different riverine habitats, including deciduous and evergreen forests, savannas, llanos and pantanal. It prefers to live in clear fast-flowing rivers and streams. It is a relatively solitary animal and feeds mostly on fish and crustaceans.

Other animals of the family Mustelidae

Neotropical otter is a member of the Mustelidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Neotropical otter

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Neotropical otter

What other animals weight around 6.55 kg (14.44 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Neotropical otter

Also reaching around 60.2 cm (2′ 0″) in size do these animals: