AnAge entry for Monachus schauinslandi

Classification (HAGRID: 02681)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

In the wild, these animals are believed to live up to 30 years [0573]. Little is known about their longevity in captivity, though one wild born specimen was still living in captivity at about 22.8 years of age [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,825 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
335 days
Weaning
35 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.5
Inter-litter interval
465 days
Weight at birth
17,000 g
Weight at weaning
64,000 g
Adult weight
222,500 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 180661
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 29088
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