AnAge entry for Mustela lutreola

Classification (HAGRID: 02647)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild, it is estimated that these animals may live up to 10 years [0542], which is dubious. In captivity they have not lived more than 8.4 years [0671]. Further studies are necessary.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
323 days
Male sexual maturity
323 days
Gestation
54 days
Weaning
57 days
Litter size
4 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
8 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
590 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
64%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 621951
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9666
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