AnAge entry for Crocidura leucodon

Classification (HAGRID: 03643)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Soricomorpha
                Family: Soricidae
                    Genus: Crocidura
Species
Crocidura leucodon
Common name
Bicolored white-toothed shrew

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild these animals have been estimated to live about 3 years [0542], which may be overestimated. It has been reported that they live up to 4 years in captivity [0434], which is possible but unproven. One captive specimen that lived 2.9 years remains the record longevity for this species in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
95 days
Male sexual maturity
95 days
Gestation
30 days
Weaning
22 days
Litter size
5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
0.933 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
11 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.1 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
41%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
308ºK or 35.0ºC or 95.0ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.1660 W
Body mass
11.7 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.014188 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 633616
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 109474
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