Litter Size

How many babies does a Star-nosed mole have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Star-nosed moles are in a litter?

A Star-nosed mole (Condylura cristata) usually gives birth to around 5 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 5 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 40 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 2.9 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Talpidae family (genus: Condylura). An adult Star-nosed mole grows up to a size of 11.5 cm (0′ 5″).

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 Star-nosed mole is 5

The star-nosed mole (Condylura cristata) is a small mole found in moist, low areas in the northern parts of North America. It is the only member of the tribe having a touch organ with more than 25,000 minute sensory receptors, known as Eimer’s organs, with which this hamster-sized mole feels its way around. With the help of its Eimer’s organs, it may be perfectly poised to detect seismic wave vibrations.

Other animals of the family Talpidae

Star-nosed mole is a member of the Talpidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Star-nosed mole

Those animals also give birth to 5 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Star-nosed mole

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Star-nosed mole

What other animals weight around 48 grams (0.11 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Star-nosed mole

Also reaching around 11.5 cm (0′ 5″) in size do these animals: