AnAge entry for Phocoena phocoena

Classification (HAGRID: 02767)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cetacea (Taxon entry)
                Family: Phocoenidae
                    Genus: Phocoena
Species
Phocoena phocoena
Common name
Harbor porpoise
Synonyms
Delphinus phocoena

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

These animals rarely live more than 13 years in the wild [0434]. One captive specimen was still alive at 20.4 years of age [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,055 days
Male sexual maturity
1,461 days
Gestation
320 days
Weaning
243 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
52,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0088 days-1 (from Gompertz function)

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
Not yet available
Basal metabolic rate
107.6750 W
Body mass
28500.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.003778 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180473
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9742
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