AnAge entry for Potamochoerus larvatus

Classification (HAGRID: 01709)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Suidae
                    Genus: Potamochoerus
Species
Potamochoerus larvatus
Common name
Bushpig

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

One captive specimen lived for 16.1 years [0671]. Maximum longevity is likely underestimated, though. Probably these animals can live for more than 20 years as it happens in the better studied bush pig (Potamochoerus porcus).

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
122 days
Weaning
Litter size
2.7 (viviparous)
Litters per year
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
87,500 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 625010
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 273792
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