AnAge entry for Kogia breviceps

Classification (HAGRID: 02763)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cetacea (Taxon entry)
                Family: Kogiidae
                    Genus: Kogia
Species
Kogia breviceps
Common name
Pygmy sperm whale
Synonyms
Kogia floweri, Kogia goodei, Kogia grayii, Physeter breviceps, Kogia goodie, Euphysetes grayii, Euphysetes macleayi

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
17 years (wild)
Source
ref. 573
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

These animals can live 17 years in the wild [0573], and possibly more.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
335 days
Weaning
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
82,000 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
424,600 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 180491
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 27615
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