AnAge entry for Setonix brachyurus

Classification (HAGRID: 02977)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Diprotodontia
                Family: Macropodidae
                    Genus: Setonix
Species
Setonix brachyurus
Common name
Quokka

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

These animals live over 10 years in the wild. In captivity they live up to 13.8 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
252 days
Male sexual maturity
389 days
Gestation
26 days
Weaning
190 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.4
Inter-litter interval
365 days
Weight at birth
0.404 g
Weight at weaning
500 g
Adult weight
3,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0081 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
81%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
Not yet available
Basal metabolic rate
4.6950 W
Body mass
2702.3 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001737 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 552754
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 30670
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