AnAge entry for Cephalorhynchus hectori

Classification (HAGRID: 02736)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cetacea (Taxon entry)
                Family: Delphinidae
                    Genus: Cephalorhynchus
Species
Cephalorhynchus hectori
Common name
Hector's dolphin
Synonyms
Electra hectori

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Their lifespan is frequently cites as 20 years, but given the lack of detailed studies, their maximum longevity has to be classified as unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
2,829 days
Male sexual maturity
2,829 days
Gestation
Weaning
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.42
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
56,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180452
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 37035
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