AnAge entry for Herpestes edwardsi

Classification (HAGRID: 01801)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Herpestidae
                    Genus: Herpestes
Species
Herpestes edwardsi
Common name
Indian gray mongoose
Synonyms
Herpestes edwardsii

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One specimen lived 12.3 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
59 days
Weaning
Litter size
2.6 (viviparous)
Litters per year
3.3
Inter-litter interval
110 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
1,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
87%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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