AnAge entry for Mungos mungo

Classification (HAGRID: 02607)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Herpestidae
                    Genus: Mungos
Species
Mungos mungo
Common name
Banded mongoose

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
17.4 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

In captivity, they may live up to 17.4 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
289 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
60 days
Weaning
Litter size
2.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
39 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
1,332 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
118%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 621903
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Taxonomy ID 210652
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