AnAge entry for Aonyx capensis

Classification (HAGRID: 01820)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Mustelidae
                    Genus: Aonyx
Species
Aonyx capensis
Common name
African clawless otter

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
14.2 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

One specimen of the congicus subspecies lived 14.2 years in captivity [0671]. Anecdotal reports suggest these animals may live up to 16 years.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Gestation
63 days
Weaning
53 days
Litter size
2.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
1,050 g
Weight at weaning
3,360 g
Adult weight
23,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
62%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 621911
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 76722
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