Litter Size

How many babies does a Web-footed tenrec have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Web-footed tenrecs are in a litter?

A Web-footed tenrec (Limnogale mergulus) usually gives birth to around 2 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 2 babies.

Upon birth, they weight 90 grams (0.2 lbs) and measure 15.6 cm (0′ 7″). They are a member of the Tenrecidae family (genus: Limnogale). An adult Web-footed tenrec grows up to a size of 14.5 cm (0′ 6″).

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 Web-footed tenrec is 2

The web-footed tenrec, otter shrew, or aquatic tenrec (Microgale mergulus) is the only known semiaquatic tenrec (the related African otter shrews have similar habits), and is found in eastern Madagascar, especially in and around Ranomafana National Park. It grows to between 25 and 39 cm, and was once thought to be extinct. It feeds on crabs, water insects, and crayfish. It weighs between 40 and 60 grams, and the population is considered vulnerable. It was formerly placed in the monotypic genus Limnogale, but has been moved to Microgale based on molecular data showing it to be deeply nested within the latter.

Other animals of the family Tenrecidae

Web-footed tenrec is a member of the Tenrecidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Web-footed tenrec

Those animals also give birth to 2 babies at once:

Animals with the same weight as a Web-footed tenrec

What other animals weight around 77 grams (0.17 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Web-footed tenrec

Also reaching around 14.5 cm (0′ 6″) in size do these animals: