AnAge entry for Cryptomys hottentotus

Classification (HAGRID: 03276)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Bathyergidae
                    Genus: Cryptomys
Species
Cryptomys hottentotus
Common name
African mole rat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Considering the longevity of similar species, the maximum longevity of this species could be significantly underestimated.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
450 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
81 days
Weaning
46 days
Litter size
2.86 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.5
Inter-litter interval
132 days
Weight at birth
8.63 g
Weight at weaning
26.1 g
Adult weight
132.5 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
106%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
308ºK or 34.4ºC or 93.9ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.3500 W
Body mass
78.9 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.004436 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 584671
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 10175
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