AnAge entry for Neomys fodiens

Classification (HAGRID: 03649)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Soricomorpha
                Family: Soricidae
                    Genus: Neomys
Species
Neomys fodiens
Common name
Eurasian water shrew

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
3.1 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 589
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Unverified reports, which appear plausible, suggest that these animals may live up to 3.1 years of age in captivity, though they rarely live more than 1 year in the wild [0589].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
106 days
Male sexual maturity
106 days
Gestation
20 days
Weaning
32 days
Litter size
5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.8
Inter-litter interval
71 days
Weight at birth
0.78 g
Weight at weaning
10 g
Adult weight
15 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
41%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 37.3ºC or 99.1ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.3280 W
Body mass
16.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.020500 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 633776
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 62282
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