Litter Size

How many babies does a Northern gracile opossum have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Northern gracile opossums are in a litter?

A Northern gracile opossum (Gracilinanus marica) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 2.1 kg (4.63 lbs) and measure 4.8 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Didelphidae family (genus: Gracilinanus). An adult Northern gracile opossum grows up to a size of 9.9 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 average litter size of a Northern gracile opossum is 5

The northern gracile opossum (Gracilinanus marica) is a species of opossum in the family Didelphidae. It is found in Colombia and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Other animals of the family Didelphidae

Northern gracile opossum is a member of the Didelphidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Northern gracile opossum

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Northern gracile opossum

What other animals weight around 23 grams (0.05 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Northern gracile opossum

Also reaching around 9.9 cm (0′ 4″) in size do these animals: