AnAge entry for Myocastor coypus

Classification (HAGRID: 03532)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Myocastoridae
                    Genus: Myocastor
Species
Myocastor coypus
Common name
Nutria
Synonyms
Myocaster coypus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Record longevity in captivity is 8.5 years [0671]. It has been estimated that these animals may live over 10 years [0520], which is possible but unverified.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
152 days
Male sexual maturity
152 days
Gestation
131 days
Weaning
91 days
Litter size
6 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.3
Inter-litter interval
130 days
Weight at birth
225 g
Weight at weaning
1,750 g
Adult weight
7,850 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
44%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
308ºK or 34.6ºC or 94.3ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

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ITIS 180402
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 10157
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