AnAge entry for Lophodytes cucullatus

Classification (HAGRID: 01124)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Anseriformes
                Family: Anatidae
                    Genus: Lophodytes
Species
Lophodytes cucullatus
Common name
Hooded merganser
Synonyms
Mergus cucullatus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
15.7 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 986
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

In the wild, these animals have been known to live up to 14.5 years [0427]. One study reported they can live up to 15.7 years in captivity [0986].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Incubation
31 days
Clutch size
11 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1
Weight at hatching
31 g
Adult weight
634.375 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 175183
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 279951
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