AnAge entry for Desmognathus ochrophaeus

Classification (HAGRID: 00960)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Amphibia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Caudata
                Family: Plethodontidae
                    Genus: Desmognathus
Species
Desmognathus ochrophaeus
Common name
Mountain dusky salamander
Synonyms
Desmognathus ochrophaea

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

IMR
0.3/year
MRDT
Not yet available
Maximum longevity
19.8 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 485
Sample size
Tiny
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

In the wild, these animals may live up to 16 years. IMR values were estimated in the wild and might decline at later ages. Fertility does not decline at older ages [0526].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,280 days
Male sexual maturity
1,280 days
Incubation
Metamorphosis
Clutch size
16 (oviparous)
Adult weight
0.6 g

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 173641
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 52104
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