AnAge entry for Sistrurus catenatus

Classification (HAGRID: 04076)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Squamata
                Family: Viperidae
                    Genus: Sistrurus
Species
Sistrurus catenatus
Common name
Massasauga
Synonyms
Crotalinus catenatus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
20 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 485
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

These snakes do not lay eggs. They give birth to live young [0440].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,100 days
Male sexual maturity
1,100 days
Litter size
8 (viviparous)
Adult weight

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 174304
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 8756
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