Litter Size

How many babies does a Smooth-coated otter have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Smooth-coated otters are in a litter?

A Smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 63 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 285 grams (0.63 lbs) and measure 1.2 meter (4′ 0″). They are a member of the Mustelidae family (genus: Lutrogale). An adult Smooth-coated otter grows up to a size of 78.8 cm (2′ 8″).

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 Smooth-coated otter is 3

The smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) is an otter species occurring in most of the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, with a disjunct population in Iraq. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 1996 and is threatened by habitat loss, pollution of wetlands and poaching for the illegal wildlife trade. As its name indicates, its fur is smooth and shorter than that of other otter species.

Other animals of the family Mustelidae

Smooth-coated otter is a member of the Mustelidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Smooth-coated otter

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Smooth-coated otter

Other animals that usually reach the age of 15 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Smooth-coated otter

What other animals weight around 8.96 kg (19.74 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Smooth-coated otter

Also reaching around 78.8 cm (2′ 8″) in size do these animals: