AnAge entry for Mustela frenata

Classification (HAGRID: 02646)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Mustelidae
                    Genus: Mustela
Species
Mustela frenata
Common name
Long-tailed weasel

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Males first mate when they are about one year of age [0455]. One specimen lived 8.8 years in captivity [0671]. Maximum longevity could be slightly underestimated, though.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
162 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Gestation
25 days
Weaning
37 days
Litter size
6.2 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
3.1 g
Weight at weaning
34.6 g
Adult weight
150.6 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
83%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 39.0ºC or 102.2ºF
Basal metabolic rate
1.3440 W
Body mass
225.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.005973 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180556
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 55048
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