AnAge entry for Arctocephalus australis

Classification (HAGRID: 02659)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Otariidae
                    Genus: Arctocephalus
Species
Arctocephalus australis
Common name
South American fur seal
Synonyms
Arctocephalus australis australis, Arctocephalus australis gracilis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

It has been estimated that females may live up to 30 years in the wild and males up to 20 years [0611]. One wild born female was about 30.6 years old when she died in captivity [0671]. Gestation time excludes delayed implantation period.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,095 days
Male sexual maturity
2,556 days
Gestation
236 days
Weaning
411 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
4,250 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
110,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
106%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180633
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 161928
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