Litter Size

How many babies does a Southern multimammate mouse have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Southern multimammate mouses are in a litter?

A Southern multimammate mouse (Mastomys coucha) usually gives birth to around 7 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 8.9 cm (0′ 4″). They are a member of the Muridae family (genus: Mastomys). An adult Southern multimammate mouse grows up to a size of 45.1 cm (1′ 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 Southern multimammate mouse is 7

The southern multimammate mouse or southern African mastomys (Mastomys coucha) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae which is endemic to southern Africa (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe). It is called a multimammate mouse because it can have 8 to 12 pairs of mammae (milk producing glands), in comparison other mouse species only have 5 pairs.

Other animals of the family Muridae

Southern multimammate mouse is a member of the Muridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Southern multimammate mouse

Those animals also give birth to 7 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Southern multimammate mouse

What other animals weight around 53 grams (0.12 lbs)?