AnAge entry for Blarina hylophaga

Classification (HAGRID: 03641)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Soricomorpha
                Family: Soricidae
                    Genus: Blarina
Species
Blarina hylophaga
Common name
Elliot's short-tailed shrew

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
2.8 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 434
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

In captivity, these animals have reportedly lived for nearly 2.8 years [0434].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
84 days
Male sexual maturity
42 days
Gestation
23 days
Weaning
30 days
Litter size
6.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.5
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
14.5 g
Adult weight
14.5 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
38%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 179969
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 183659
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