AnAge entry for Cryptotis parva

Classification (HAGRID: 03646)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Soricomorpha
                Family: Soricidae
                    Genus: Cryptotis
Species
Cryptotis parva
Common name
Least shrew

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
3.5 years (captivity)
Source
Orin Mock, pers. comm.
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

In captivity, these animals may live up to 3.5 years. Their mean adult weight is about 4.5 g (Orin Mock, pers. comm.).

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
40 days
Male sexual maturity
43 days
Gestation
21 days
Weaning
19 days
Litter size
4.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.5
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
0.34 g
Weight at weaning
3.85 g
Adult weight
4.5 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.134 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
57%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 37.0ºC or 98.6ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.1640 W
Body mass
6.3 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.026032 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 179971
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Taxonomy ID 183661
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