AnAge entry for Lobodon carcinophaga

Classification (HAGRID: 02677)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Phocidae
                    Genus: Lobodon
Species
Lobodon carcinophaga
Common name
Crabeater seal
Synonyms
Lobodon carcinophagus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

The total gestation time of about 10 months includes a period of delayed implantation [0443]. In the wild, these animals have been estimated to live up to 39 years [0434]. Their longevity in captivity has not been studied in detail and hence their maximum longevity remains unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,461 days
Male sexual maturity
1,643 days
Gestation
259 days
Weaning
28 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.5
Inter-litter interval
730 days
Weight at birth
23,000 g
Weight at weaning
120,000 g
Adult weight
250,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 101849
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