AnAge entry for Rattus rattus

Classification (HAGRID: 02718)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Rattus
Species
Rattus rattus
Common name
Rat
Synonyms
Mus alexandrinorattus, Mus alexandrinus, Mus alexandrinus, Mus arboreus, Hapalotis arboricola, Mus asiaticus, Mus atratus, Mus atridorsum, Mus ceylonus, Epimys chionogaster, Mus crassipes, Rattus domesticus, Mus erythronotus, Mus flavescens, Mus flaviventris, Musculus frugivorus, Mus galapagoensis, Mus griseocaeruleus, Mus infralineatus, Mus insularis, Mus jujensis, Mus kandianus, Mus kandiyanus, Epimys kelaarti, Mus kijabius, Mus latipes, Mus leucogaster, Mus muansae, Mus nemoralis, Mus novaezelandiae, Mus picteti, Mus rufescens, Mus samharensis, Myoxus siculae, Mus subcaeruleus, Mus sylvestris, Mus tectorum, Mus tetragonurus, Mus tompsoni, Mus variabilis, Rattus domesticus albus, Rattus domesticus ater, Mus rattus ater, Mus rattus brookei, Rattus rattus chionogaster, Mus tectorum fuliginosus, Rattus domesticus fulvaster, Rattus domesticus fuscus, Rattus rattus girensis, Mus rattus intermedius, Mus rattus jurassicus, Rattus norvegicus longicaudus, Rattus rattus narbadae

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

One captive specimen lived for 4.2 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
90 days
Male sexual maturity
112 days
Gestation
22 days
Weaning
26 days
Litter size
7.3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
4.3
Inter-litter interval
36 days
Weight at birth
4.55 g
Weight at weaning
39.7 g
Adult weight
200 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0207 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
38%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
311ºK or 38.0ºC or 100.4ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.7700 W
Body mass
117.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.006581 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180362
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 10117
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