AnAge entry for Phocarctos hookeri

Classification (HAGRID: 02669)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Otariidae
                    Genus: Phocarctos
Species
Phocarctos hookeri
Common name
New Zealand sea lion

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

The gestation time probably includes a period of delayed implantation. In the wild, these animals probably live up to 23 years [0434]. Little is known about their longevity in captivity.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
2,191 days
Gestation
365 days
Weaning
213 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
7,000 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
187,580 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180617
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 34888
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