AnAge entry for Plethodon cinereus

Classification (HAGRID: 00972)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Amphibia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Caudata
                Family: Plethodontidae
                    Genus: Plethodon
Species
Plethodon cinereus
Common name
Eastern red-backed salamander
Synonyms
Salamandra cinerea, Plethodon cinereus cinereus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
25 years (wild)
Source
ref. 528
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

These animals have been estimated to live up to 20-25 years in the wild [0528].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Incubation
Metamorphosis
Clutch size
8 (oviparous)
Adult weight
0.5 g

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
278ºK or 5.4ºC or 41.6ºF
Resting metabolic rate
0.0001 W
Body mass
0.8 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.000130 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 173649
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 141976
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