Litter Size

How many babies does a Stripe-faced dunnart have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Stripe-faced dunnarts are in a litter?

A Stripe-faced dunnart (Sminthopsis macroura) usually gives birth to around 7 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 14 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 11 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 5 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 1.6 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Dasyuridae family (genus: Sminthopsis). An adult Stripe-faced dunnart grows up to a size of 9.5 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 Stripe-faced dunnart is 7

The striped-faced dunnart (Sminthopsis macroura) is a small, Australian, nocturnal, “marsupial mouse,” part of the family Dasyuridae. The species’ distribution occurs throughout much of inland central and northern Australia, occupying a range of arid and semi-arid habitats.While the species has a broad distribution range, it has been declining across much of Australia, including the western region of New South Wales (NSW). This is due to several threatening processes, primarily habitat degradation.This has led to the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage listing the species as ‘vulnerable’. The species is not listed on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species list the species as of ‘least concern’.Recent genetic studies have discovered that this dunnart species is in fact three distinct species that over several million years diverged from each other. However, because they are difficult to distinguish, they tend to be treated as a single species.The three subspecies are as follows:Sminthopsis macroura macroura in central, eastern, and western AustraliaS.m. stalkeri in central northern AustraliaS.m. froggatti in the Kimberley region

Other animals of the family Dasyuridae

Stripe-faced dunnart is a member of the Dasyuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Stripe-faced dunnart

Those animals also give birth to 7 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Stripe-faced dunnart

Other animals that usually reach the age of 4.83 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Stripe-faced dunnart

What other animals weight around 24 grams (0.05 lbs)?