AnAge entry for Gopherus polyphemus

Classification (HAGRID: 04200)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Testudines (Taxon entry)
                Family: Testudinidae
                    Genus: Gopherus
Species
Gopherus polyphemus
Common name
Gopher tortoise
Synonyms
Testudo polyphemus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Their longevity in the wild likely exceeds 25 years [0437]. Anecdotal evidence suggests these animals may live over 100 years.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
3,650 days
Male sexual maturity
3,650 days
Incubation
90 days
Clutch size
8 (oviparous)
Adult weight
5,500 g

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
300ºK or 26.9ºC or 80.3ºF
Resting metabolic rate
0.5790 W
Body mass
5500.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.000105 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 173858
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 38773
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