Litter Size

How many babies does a Northern red-sided opossum have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Northern red-sided opossums are in a litter?

A Northern red-sided opossum (Monodelphis brevicaudata) usually gives birth to around 7 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 7 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 16.28 kg (35.88 lbs) and measure 3.4 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Didelphidae family (genus: Monodelphis). An adult Northern red-sided opossum grows up to a size of 13.5 cm (0′ 6″).

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 red-sided opossum is 7

The northern red-sided opossum or the Guianan short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis brevicaudata, is an opossum species from South America. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil. French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela.

Other animals of the family Didelphidae

Northern red-sided opossum is a member of the Didelphidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Northern red-sided opossum

Those animals also give birth to 7 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Northern red-sided opossum

Other animals that usually reach the age of 1 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Northern red-sided opossum

What other animals weight around 79 grams (0.17 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Northern red-sided opossum

Also reaching around 13.5 cm (0′ 6″) in size do these animals: