AnAge entry for Aptenodytes patagonicus

Classification (HAGRID: 02155)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
26 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 575
Sample size
Large
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Incubation
Clutch size
(oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
13,037 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.124 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
Not yet available
Basal metabolic rate
25.8890 W
Body mass
13270.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001951 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 174450
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9234
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