Litter Size

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

How many baby Southern ningauis are in a litter?

A Southern ningaui (Ningaui yvonnae) usually gives birth to around 7 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 14 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 499 grams (1.1 lbs) and measure 2.3 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Dasyuridae family (genus: Ningaui). An adult Southern ningaui grows up to a size of 7.8 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 Southern ningaui is 7

Southern ningaui refers to Ningaui yvonneae, a tiny marsupial carnivore related to the Dasyuridae family. Similar in appearance to Ningaui ridei, found throughout central Australia, this species occurs in spinifex on semi-arid sandplains across the southern coast of the continent. The fur is a tawny or greyish olive colour, light grey below, and distinguished by shades of cinnamon. Ningaui yvonneae prefers smaller prey, including insects and spiders, but capable of killing and consuming larger animals such as cockroaches and skinks. Their narrow muzzle is used with quick and fierce bites about the head to despatch their meal. The species description was published in 1983, unknown until the closer examination of the genus Ningaui established in 1975.

Other animals of the family Dasyuridae

Southern ningaui is a member of the Dasyuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Southern ningaui

Those animals also give birth to 7 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Southern ningaui

What other animals weight around 9 grams (0.02 lbs)?