Litter Size

How many babies does a Taiga shrew have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Taiga shrews are in a litter?

A Taiga shrew (Sorex isodon) usually gives birth to around 7 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 18 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 90 grams (0.2 lbs) and measure 2.5 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Soricidae family (genus: Sorex). An adult Taiga shrew grows up to a size of 7.5 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 Taiga shrew is 7

The taiga shrew (Sorex isodon), also known as the even-toothed shrew can achieve a body length of about 67 millimeters, with a tail of about 43 millimeters. This shrew is very similar to the long-clawed shrew. This species inhabits forested mountain valleys, and is found across northern Eurasia. It ranges from the Baltic Sea area through the Lake Baikal region of Siberia into the Russian Far East and along the Baekdudaegan mountains of the Korean Peninsula.

Other animals of the family Soricidae

Taiga shrew is a member of the Soricidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Taiga shrew

Those animals also give birth to 7 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Taiga shrew

What other animals weight around 12 grams (0.03 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Taiga shrew

Also reaching around 7.5 cm (0′ 3″) in size do these animals: