AnAge entry for Lutrogale perspicillata

Classification (HAGRID: 02632)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Mustelidae
                    Genus: Lutrogale
Species
Lutrogale perspicillata
Common name
Smooth-coated otter

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

These animals likely live less than 10 years in the wild. It has been reported that they live up to 20 years in captivity [0434], which has not been confirmed. One specimen lived 15.4 years in captivity [0671]. Further studies are necessary to determine the maximum longevity of this species.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
63 days
Weaning
Litter size
5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
9,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 621919
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 452644
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