AnAge entry for Mergus merganser

Classification (HAGRID: 01129)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
14.8 years (wild)
Source
ref. 450
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations
No observations are presently available

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Incubation
30 days
Clutch size
10 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1
Weight at hatching
46.2 g
Adult weight
1,445 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 175185
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 8880
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