AnAge entry for Anser anser

Classification (HAGRID: 01091)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Anseriformes
                Family: Anatidae
                    Genus: Anser
Species
Anser anser
Common name
Greylag goose

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
31 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 575
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

The domestic goose descended from the greylac. In captivity it may live over 30 years. In the wild it probably lives over 20 years. Anecdotal evidence suggests it may live up to 35 years [0543].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,095 days
Male sexual maturity
1,095 days
Incubation
Clutch size
(oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
3,309 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.104 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 175028
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 8843
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