AnAge entry for Malaclemys terrapin

Classification (HAGRID: 03336)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Testudines (Taxon entry)
                Family: Emydidae
                    Genus: Malaclemys
Species
Malaclemys terrapin
Common name
Diamondback terrapin
Synonyms
Testudo terrapin

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

One animal lived 14.1 years in captivity [0451]. Lifespan is probably underestimated, though, with anecdotal reports of one animal living over 40 years in captivity [0528].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
2,190 days
Male sexual maturity
910 days
Incubation
84 days
Clutch size
9 (oviparous)
Adult weight
720 g

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
297ºK or 24.0ºC or 75.2ºF
Resting metabolic rate
0.1407 W
Body mass
720.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.000195 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 173780
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 8485
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