AnAge entry for Mustela sibirica

Classification (HAGRID: 02651)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild, one study reported an average longevity of 2.1 years with the oldest animals being 5-6 years old. One captive specimen lived 8.8 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
29 days
Weaning
60 days
Litter size
6 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
565 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
68%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 621955
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 36240
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