AnAge entry for Arctocephalus gazella

Classification (HAGRID: 02662)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

The total gestation time probably includes a period of delayed implantation [0443]. In the wild, these animals have been estimated to live up to 23 years [0573]. Their longevity in captivity has not been studied in detail and hence their maximum longevity must be classified as unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,278 days
Male sexual maturity
1,278 days
Gestation
257 days
Weaning
122 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
6,000 g
Weight at weaning
15,800 g
Adult weight
84,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0014 days-1 (from Gompertz function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180630
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 37190
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