AnAge entry for Pseudorca crassidens

Classification (HAGRID: 02747)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cetacea (Taxon entry)
                Family: Delphinidae
                    Genus: Pseudorca
Species
Pseudorca crassidens
Common name
False killer whale
Synonyms
Orca destructor, Pseudorca meridionalis, Phocaena crassidens, Orca meridionalis

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive specimen was still alive at 33.6 years of age [0671]. Females are estimated to live over 62 years.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
3,468 days
Male sexual maturity
6,756 days
Gestation
451 days
Weaning
730 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.1
Inter-litter interval
1,096 days
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
748,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.6ºC or 97.9ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

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ITIS 180463
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 82174
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