AnAge entry for Otaria flavescens

Classification (HAGRID: 02668)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Otariidae
                    Genus: Otaria
Species
Otaria flavescens
Common name
Southern sea lion
Synonyms
Otaria byronia

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

The total gestation time probably includes a period of delayed implantation [0443]. One animal lived 29 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,461 days
Male sexual maturity
2,191 days
Gestation
357 days
Weaning
365 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
12,500 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
207,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
91%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

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