AnAge entry for Aptenodytes forsteri

Classification (HAGRID: 02154)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Sphenisciformes
                Family: Spheniscidae
                    Genus: Aptenodytes
Species
Aptenodytes forsteri
Common name
Emperor penguin

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

These animals have been estimated to have an average lifespan around 20 years in the wild [0762]. Although there are no detailed studies, anecdotal reports suggest they may live over 40 years, which seems plausible.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,825 days
Male sexual maturity
2,007 days
Incubation
Clutch size
(oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
29,500 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 174449
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9233
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