AnAge entry for Acomys cahirinus

Classification (HAGRID: 03369)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Acomys
Species
Acomys cahirinus
Common name
Spiny mouse

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
5.9 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

In captivity, average longevity is about 3 years. Older mothers have larger litters [0434]. One captive specimen lived at least 5.9 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
58 days
Male sexual maturity
59 days
Gestation
38 days
Weaning
14 days
Litter size
3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
3.5
Inter-litter interval
34 days
Weight at birth
5.27 g
Weight at weaning
15.16 g
Adult weight
45.2 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0147 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
67%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.5ºC or 99.5ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.2580 W
Body mass
42.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.006143 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 585099
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NCBI Taxonomy
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