AnAge entry for Lemniscomys striatus

Classification (HAGRID: 02676)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Lemniscomys
Species
Lemniscomys striatus
Common name
Typical striped grass mouse
Synonyms
Arvicanthis fasciatus, Mus massaicus, Golunda pulchella, Arvicanthis pulcher, Arvicanthis pulchellus ardens, Arvicanthis pulchellus micropus, Lemniscomys pulchellus spermophilus, Arvicanthis striatus venustus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Although the life expectancy of these animals in the wild is short with few adults living past their first breeding season, one captive specimen lived 4.8 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
168 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
25 days
Weaning
30 days
Litter size
4.54 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
22 days
Weight at birth
1.7 g
Weight at weaning
15 g
Adult weight
42.3 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
55%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 585279
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Taxonomy ID 121567
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