Litter Size

How many babies does a Slender-tailed dunnart have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Slender-tailed dunnarts are in a litter?

A Slender-tailed dunnart (Sminthopsis murina) usually gives birth to around 8 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 16 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 12 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Dasyuridae family (genus: Sminthopsis). An adult Slender-tailed dunnart grows up to a size of 9.5 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 Slender-tailed dunnart is 8

The slender-tailed dunnart (Sminthopsis murina), also known as the common dunnart in Australia, is a dasyurid marsupial . It has an average body length of 7 to 12 centimeters (2.8–4.7 in) with a tail length of 5.5 to 13 centimetres (2.2–5.1 in). It weighs 25–40.8 grams for males and 16.5–25.4 grams for females.

Other animals of the family Dasyuridae

Slender-tailed dunnart is a member of the Dasyuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Slender-tailed dunnart

Those animals also give birth to 8 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Slender-tailed dunnart

Other animals that usually reach the age of 2 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Slender-tailed dunnart

What other animals weight around 17 grams (0.04 lbs)?