AnAge entry for Delphinus delphis

Classification (HAGRID: 02737)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cetacea (Taxon entry)
                Family: Delphinidae
                    Genus: Delphinus
Species
Delphinus delphis
Common name
Short-beaked saddleback dolphin

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Little is known about the longevity of common dolphins. It is likely that they live over 20 years [0434]. One wild born animal was still living in captivity at about 33-34 years of age [0671]. Anecdotal reports suggest they may live over 40 years.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,754 days
Male sexual maturity
1,583 days
Gestation
301 days
Weaning
345 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.4
Inter-litter interval
548 days
Weight at birth
7,000 g
Weight at weaning
40,000 g
Adult weight
80,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180438
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9728
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