Litter Size

How many babies does a Southern short-tailed shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Southern short-tailed shrews are in a litter?

A Southern short-tailed shrew (Blarina carolinensis) usually gives birth to around 3 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 23.38 kg (51.54 lbs) and measure 5.2 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Blarina). An adult Southern short-tailed shrew grows up to a size of 7.3 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 Southern short-tailed shrew is 3

The southern short-tailed shrew (Blarina carolinensis) is a gray, short-tailed shrew that inhabits the eastern United States.

Other animals of the family Soricidae

Southern short-tailed shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Southern short-tailed shrew

Those animals also give birth to 3 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Southern short-tailed shrew

What other animals weight around 11 grams (0.02 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Southern short-tailed shrew

Also reaching around 7.3 cm (0′ 3″) in size do these animals: