AnAge entry for Arctocephalus forsteri

Classification (HAGRID: 02660)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Otariidae
                    Genus: Arctocephalus
Species
Arctocephalus forsteri
Common name
New Zealand fur seal

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of these animals, but one specimen was about 23.1 years old when it died in captivity [0671]. Males are socially mature about 10-12 years of age [0455].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,825 days
Male sexual maturity
1,825 days
Gestation
236 days
Weaning
335 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
3,833 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
55,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180631
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 29084
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