Litter Size

How many babies does a Pyrenean desman have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Pyrenean desmans are in a litter?

A Pyrenean desman (Galemys pyrenaicus) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 30 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Talpidae family (genus: Galemys). An adult Pyrenean desman grows up to a size of 12.5 cm (0′ 5″).

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 Pyrenean desman is 3

The Pyrenean desman (Galemys pyrenaicus) is a small semiaquatic, globally threatened mammal related to moles and shrews, and, along with the Russian desman (Desmana moschata), is one of the two extant members of the tribe Desmanini. The species occurs in north and central parts of Spain and Portugal, French Pyrenees, and Andorra, but severe range contractions have been documented across its geographic distribution.

Other animals of the family Talpidae

Pyrenean desman is a member of the Talpidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Pyrenean desman

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Pyrenean desman

Other animals that usually reach the age of 5 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Pyrenean desman

What other animals weight around 60 grams (0.13 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Pyrenean desman

Also reaching around 12.5 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: