AnAge entry for Monodelphis domestica

Classification (HAGRID: 02139)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Didelphimorphia
                Family: Didelphidae
                    Genus: Monodelphis
Species
Monodelphis domestica
Common name
Gray short-tailed opossum

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
5.1 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

One captive specimen lived for 5.1 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
122 days
Male sexual maturity
122 days
Gestation
15 days
Weaning
53 days
Litter size
9 (viviparous)
Litters per year
4
Inter-litter interval
53 days
Weight at birth
0.1 g
Weight at weaning
20.3 g
Adult weight
105 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
51%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
306ºK or 32.6ºC or 90.7ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.3350 W
Body mass
104.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.003221 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 552572
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 13616
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