AnAge entry for Mustela erminea

Classification (HAGRID: 02644)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Mustelidae
                    Genus: Mustela
Species
Mustela erminea
Common name
Ermine

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One wild born specimen was 12-13 years old when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
95 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Gestation
43 days
Weaning
45 days
Litter size
6.77 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
2.3 g
Weight at weaning
26.6 g
Adult weight
110.3 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
124%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
313ºK or 39.6ºC or 103.3ºF
Basal metabolic rate
1.2760 W
Body mass
125.5 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.010167 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180555
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 36723
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