AnAge entry for Boa constrictor

Classification (HAGRID: 03723)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Squamata
                Family: Boidae
                    Genus: Boa
Species
Boa constrictor
Common name
Common boa constrictor

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
40.4 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 485
Sample size
Large
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Weight varies markedly in this species [0448]. One individual caught in the wild lived over 40 years in captivity [0527].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,095 days
Male sexual maturity
1,095 days
Gestation
125 days
Litter size
35 (viviparous)
Adult weight
3,532 g

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
293ºK or 19.9ºC or 67.7ºF
Resting metabolic rate
0.3589 W
Body mass
3532.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.000102 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 209569
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