AnAge entry for Galemys pyrenaicus

Classification (HAGRID: 03666)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Soricomorpha
                Family: Talpidae
                    Genus: Galemys
Species
Galemys pyrenaicus
Common name
Pyrenean desman

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

In the wild, these animals have been estimated to live up to 4 years [0542]. It is possible, albeit unknown, that they live much longer in captivity.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Gestation
30 days
Weaning
Litter size
4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
57.5 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 633830
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 202257
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