Litter Size

How many babies does a Southeastern shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Southeastern shrews are in a litter?

A Southeastern shrew (Sorex longirostris) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 6 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 90 grams (0.2 lbs) and measure 2.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Sorex). An adult Southeastern shrew grows up to a size of 5.1 cm (0′ 3″).

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 Southeastern shrew is 3

The southeastern shrew (Sorex longirostris) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is found in the southeastern United States.

Other animals of the family Soricidae

Southeastern shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Southeastern shrew

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Southeastern shrew

What other animals weight around 3 grams (0.01 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Southeastern shrew

Also reaching around 5.1 cm (0′ 3″) in size do these animals: