AnAge entry for Globicephala macrorhynchus

Classification (HAGRID: 02738)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cetacea (Taxon entry)
                Family: Delphinidae
                    Genus: Globicephala
Species
Globicephala macrorhynchus
Common name
Short-finned pilot whale
Synonyms
Globicephala sieboldii, Globicephala scammonii

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

IMR
0.017/year
MRDT
20 years
Maximum longevity
63 years (wild)
Source
ref. 1
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

The MRDT was calculated to be about 20 for females and the IMR 0.017 [0784]. It has been suggested that females stop reproducing after about the age of 40 [0963].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
3,470 days
Male sexual maturity
5,332 days
Gestation
452 days
Weaning
730 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.2
Inter-litter interval
1,095 days
Weight at birth
60,000 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
2,200,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 180466
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 38241
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