AnAge entry for Arctocephalus pusillus

Classification (HAGRID: 02663)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

The gestation time includes an approximately 4-month period of delayed implantation. One wild born specimen was about 32.1 years of age when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,276 days
Male sexual maturity
1,643 days
Gestation
368 days
Weaning
354 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
6,200 g
Weight at weaning
26,150 g
Adult weight
127,551 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
108%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 180629
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Taxonomy ID 37191
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