Litter Size

How many babies does a Sminthopsis laniger have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Sminthopsis lanigers are in a litter?

A Sminthopsis laniger (Sminthopsis laniger) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 5 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 11 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 Sminthopsis laniger 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.

Other animals of the family Dasyuridae

Sminthopsis laniger is a member of the Dasyuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Sminthopsis laniger

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Sminthopsis laniger

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3.25 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Sminthopsis laniger

What other animals weight around 26 grams (0.06 lbs)?