AnAge entry for Lagenorhynchus acutus

Classification (HAGRID: 02742)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cetacea (Taxon entry)
                Family: Delphinidae
                    Genus: Lagenorhynchus
Species
Lagenorhynchus acutus
Common name
Atlantic white-sided dolphin
Synonyms
Lagenorhynchus gubernator, Lagenorhynchus leucopleurus, Lagenorhynchus perspicillatus, Delphinus acutus, Delphinus leucopleurus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
27 years (wild)
Source
ref. 1
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Female maximum longevity in the wild has been estimated at 27 years.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
2,231 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
316 days
Weaning
548 days
Litter size
1.25 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.4
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
24,000 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
208,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 180443
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 90246
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