AnAge entry for Lemmus lemmus

Classification (HAGRID: 03418)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Lemmus
Species
Lemmus lemmus
Common name
Norway lemming

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One specimen lived at least 3.3 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
24 days
Male sexual maturity
44 days
Gestation
19 days
Weaning
15 days
Litter size
7 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.5
Inter-litter interval
26 days
Weight at birth
3.8 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
70 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.022 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
35%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 37.8ºC or 100.0ºF
Basal metabolic rate
1.0710 W
Body mass
80.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.013388 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 632854
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 79949
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