AnAge entry for Dicrostonyx torquatus

Classification (HAGRID: 02513)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Cricetidae
                    Genus: Dicrostonyx
Species
Dicrostonyx torquatus
Common name
Arctic lemming
Synonyms
Dicrostonyx chionopaes, Mus lenae, Mus lenensis, Lemmus ungulatus, Myodes torquatus pallida

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Not much is known about the longevity of these animals. They have been reported to live up to 3.8 years in captivity [0542], which is possible but unverified.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
91 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
18 days
Weaning
19 days
Litter size
4.07 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
23 days
Weight at birth
2.97 g
Weight at weaning
25.5 g
Adult weight
85 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 180326
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 85952
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