Litter Size

How many babies does a Swamp antechinus have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Swamp antechinuss are in a litter?

A Swamp antechinus (Antechinus minimus) usually gives birth to around 7 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 7 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 29 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 3 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 3.7 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Dasyuridae family (genus: Antechinus). An adult Swamp antechinus grows up to a size of 11 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 Swamp antechinus is 7

The swamp antechinus (Antechinus minimus), also known as the little Tasmanian marsupial mouse, is a species of shrew-like marsupial of the family Dasyuridae and as such is related to dunnarts, quolls and the Tasmanian devil.

Other animals of the family Dasyuridae

Swamp antechinus is a member of the Dasyuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Swamp antechinus

Those animals also give birth to 7 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Swamp antechinus

Other animals that usually reach the age of 2 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Swamp antechinus

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