AnAge entry for Cryptobranchus alleganiensis

Classification (HAGRID: 00946)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Amphibia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Caudata
                Family: Cryptobranchidae
                    Genus: Cryptobranchus
Species
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis
Common name
Hellbender
Synonyms
Salamandra alleganiensis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
29 years (wild)
Source
ref. 528
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

This is a relatively long-lived species, and some estimates indicate these animals may live over 30 years in the wild [0528].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,825 days
Male sexual maturity
1,825 days
Incubation
72 days
Metamorphosis
Clutch size
275 (oviparous)
Adult weight
358.1 g

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
288ºK or 14.9ºC or 58.7ºF
Resting metabolic rate
0.0253 W
Body mass
358.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.000071 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 173587
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 43048
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