AnAge entry for Rattus lutreolus

Classification (HAGRID: 03501)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Rattus
Species
Rattus lutreolus
Common name
Australian swamp rat

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild, these animals tend to live less than one year, with a record of 2.4 years [0628]. One captive specimen lived 4.4 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
79 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
27 days
Weaning
25 days
Litter size
5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.53
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
4.87 g
Weight at weaning
25 g
Adult weight
115 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0277 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
43%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
310ºK or 36.7ºC or 98.1ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.3530 W
Body mass
109.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.003239 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 585533
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 472760
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