How many baby Sakhalin voles are in a litter?
A Sakhalin vole (Microtus sachalinensis) 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 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.2 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Microtus). An adult Sakhalin vole grows up to a size of 15.4 cm (0′ 7″).
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 Sakhalin vole (Microtus sachalinensis) is a species of rodent in the family Cricetidae.It is found only in Russia.
Other animals of the family Muridae
Sakhalin vole is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:
- Maned rat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Aegialomys galapagoensis becoming 1.67 years old
- Lesser ranee mouse raching a size of 6.5 cm (0′ 3″)
- Kemp’s thicket rat weighting only 75 grams
- Thomas’s Oldfield mouse weighting only 77 grams
- New Guinea waterside rat weighting only 526 grams
- Edward’s swamp rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Buffoon striped grass mouse weighting only 26 grams
- Summit rat weighting only 107 grams
- Brants’s whistling rat with 2 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Sakhalin vole
Those animals also give birth to 7 babies at once: