AnAge entry for Pteronura brasiliensis

Classification (HAGRID: 02654)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Mustelidae
                    Genus: Pteronura
Species
Pteronura brasiliensis
Common name
Giant otter

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One 17.3 years old specimen was still alive in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
68 days
Weaning
122 days
Litter size
1.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
204.25 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
24,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
75%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 621920
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9672
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