AnAge entry for Rhombomys opimus

Classification (HAGRID: 03510)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Rodentia
                Family: Muridae
                    Genus: Rhombomys
Species
Rhombomys opimus
Common name
Great gerbil

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In the wild, it has been estimated that these animals live up to 4 years [0001]. One wild born specimen was 4-5 years old when it died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
105 days
Male sexual maturity
105 days
Gestation
28 days
Weaning
22 days
Litter size
5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.5
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
4.75 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
285 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
38%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 632995
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 186474
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