Litter Size

How many babies does a Yellow-footed antechinus have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Yellow-footed antechinuss are in a litter?

A Yellow-footed antechinus (Antechinus flavipes) usually gives birth to around 8 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 8 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 28 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 Yellow-footed antechinus grows up to a size of 9.4 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 Yellow-footed antechinus is 8

The yellow-footed antechinus (Antechinus flavipes), also known as the mardo, is a shrew-like marsupial found in Australia. One notable feature of the species is its sexual behavior. The male yellow-footed antechinus engages in such frenzied mating that its immune system becomes compromised, resulting in stress related death before it is one year old.

Other animals of the family Dasyuridae

Yellow-footed antechinus is a member of the Dasyuridae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Yellow-footed antechinus

Those animals also give birth to 8 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Yellow-footed antechinus

Other animals that usually reach the age of 3.5 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Yellow-footed antechinus

What other animals weight around 44 grams (0.1 lbs)?