AnAge entry for Setifer setosus

Classification (HAGRID: 01547)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Afrosoricida
                Family: Tenrecidae
                    Genus: Setifer
Species
Setifer setosus
Common name
Greater hedgehog tenrec

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Gestation in this animal varies with ambient temperature, being shorter when temperatures are higher [0434].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
198 days
Male sexual maturity
258 days
Gestation
54 days
Weaning
24 days
Litter size
3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
24.7 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
225 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0419 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
126%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
305ºK or 32.2ºC or 90.0ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.5730 W
Body mass
427.6 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001340 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 633514
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 319819
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