AnAge entry for Cricetus cricetus

Classification (HAGRID: 02510)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Cricetidae
                    Genus: Cricetus
Species
Cricetus cricetus
Common name
Black-bellied hamster
Synonyms
Cricetus frumentarius, Heliomys jeudii, Cricetus nehringi, Hamster nigricans, Cricetus polychroma, Cricetus vulgaris, Cricetus vulgaris albus, Cricetus vulgaris babylonicus, Cricetus vulgaris canescens, Mus cricetus fulvus, Cricetus cricetus fuscidorsis, Mus cricetus germanicus, Cricetus cricetus latycranius, Cricetus vulgaris niger, Cricetus vulgaris niger, Cricetus vulgaris rufescens, Cricetus vulgaris stavropolicus, Cricetus cricetus tauricus, Cricetus cricetus tomensis, Cricetus vulgaris varius

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
3.6 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

It has been estimated that they live up to 4 years in the wild [0542], which is dubious. Record longevity in captivity belongs to one wild born specimen that was about 3.6 years of age when it died [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
43 days
Male sexual maturity
56 days
Gestation
20 days
Weaning
23 days
Litter size
7 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
131 days
Weight at birth
7 g
Weight at weaning
105 g
Adult weight
506.7 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
28%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
313ºK or 39.5ºC or 103.1ºF
Basal metabolic rate
1.2510 W
Body mass
365.3 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.003425 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 632734
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 10034
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