AnAge entry for Echinops telfairi

Classification (HAGRID: 01542)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Afrosoricida
                Family: Tenrecidae
                    Genus: Echinops
Species
Echinops telfairi
Common name
Lesser hedgehog tenrec

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
19 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

In the wild, they become sexually mature after their first winter's hibernation, though females may conceive at six months of age in captivity. One captive specimen lived for 19 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Gestation
55 days
Weaning
29 days
Litter size
6 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
7.67 g
Weight at weaning
50 g
Adult weight
180 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0301 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
175%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
308ºK or 34.7ºC or 94.5ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.7500 W
Body mass
116.4 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.006443 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 633512
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9371
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