AnAge entry for Pygoscelis papua

Classification (HAGRID: 01335)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Sphenisciformes
                Family: Spheniscidae
                    Genus: Pygoscelis
Species
Pygoscelis papua
Common name
Gentoo penguin

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Very little is known about the longevity of this species. They have been reported to live over 10 years in captivity [0993], but possibly they can live much longer.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Gestation
Clutch or litter size
2
Breedings per year
Weight at birth
Adult weight
5,950 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 174447
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 30457
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