AnAge entry for Monachus monachus

Classification (HAGRID: 02680)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Phocidae
                    Genus: Monachus
Species
Monachus monachus
Common name
Mediterranean monk seal

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Not much is known about the longevity of these animals, but one specimen lived 23.7 years old in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,461 days
Male sexual maturity
1,461 days
Gestation
289 days
Weaning
42 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.5
Inter-litter interval
730 days
Weight at birth
19,000 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
275,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180659
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 248254
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