AnAge entry for Platanista gangetica

Classification (HAGRID: 02770)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cetacea (Taxon entry)
                Family: Platanistidae
                    Genus: Platanista
Species
Platanista gangetica
Common name
Ganges dolphin
Synonyms
Platanista gangetica gangetica, Plantanista gangetica, Delphinus gangetica

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Some dolphins may still be growing after the age of 26. Maximum longevity is unknown even though there are records of animals kept in captivity.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
3,652 days
Male sexual maturity
3,652 days
Gestation
345 days
Weaning
365 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
70,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180413
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 118798
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