AnAge entry for Cephalorhynchus commersonii

Classification (HAGRID: 02735)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cetacea (Taxon entry)
                Family: Delphinidae
                    Genus: Cephalorhynchus
Species
Cephalorhynchus commersonii
Common name
Commerson's dolphin
Synonyms
Lagenorhynchus floweri, Delphinus commersonii, Cephalorhynchus commersoni

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

These animals do not commonly live more than 10 years in the wild with the oldest animal ever found being 18 years old [0434]. One wild born animal was still living in captivity at 25.8 years of age [0671]. Given the lack of detailed studies, however, their maximum longevity is classified as unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
2,008 days
Male sexual maturity
2,008 days
Gestation
350 days
Weaning
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
6,600 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
50,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180449
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 103582
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