AnAge entry for Emydoidea blandingii

Emydoidea blandingii is a species with negligible senescence

Classification (HAGRID: 04149)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Testudines (Taxon entry)
                Family: Emydidae
                    Genus: Emydoidea
Species
Emydoidea blandingii
Common name
Blanding's turtle
Synonyms
Cistudo blandingii, Emys blandingii

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

IMR
Not yet available
MRDT
No MRDT detected
Maximum longevity
77 years (wild)
Source
ref. 7
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Field studies have failed to find increases in mortality rates or reproductive output with age. Although it was observed an increase in embryo mortality in nests of older females, this is considered a species with negligible senescence [0007].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
6,500 days
Male sexual maturity
4,380 days
Clutch size
8 (oviparous)
Adult weight

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 173789
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 85613
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