Litter Size

How many babies does a Short-tailed gymnure have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Short-tailed gymnures are in a litter?

A Short-tailed gymnure (Hylomys suillus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 4 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 32 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 517 grams (1.14 lbs) and measure 8.5 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Erinaceidae family (genus: Hylomys). An adult Short-tailed gymnure grows up to a size of 13.2 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 Short-tailed gymnure is 2

The short-tailed gymnure (Hylomys suillus) is a small mammal from the family of the Erinaceidae. The scientific name of the species is first published by Salomon Müller in 1840.

Other animals of the family Erinaceidae

Short-tailed gymnure is a member of the Erinaceidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Short-tailed gymnure

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Short-tailed gymnure

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

Animals with the same size as a Short-tailed gymnure

Also reaching around 13.2 cm (0′ 6″) in size do these animals: