AnAge entry for Cricetomys gambianus

Classification (HAGRID: 03398)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Cricetomys
Species
Cricetomys gambianus
Common name
Gambian rat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
8.4 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
158 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
34 days
Weaning
31 days
Litter size
3.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
3.75
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
25.7 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
1,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.042 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
56%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 35.6ºC or 96.1ºF
Basal metabolic rate
6.0240 W
Body mass
1686.7 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.003571 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 632775
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 10085
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