AnAge entry for Sorex arcticus

Classification (HAGRID: 03652)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Soricomorpha
                Family: Soricidae
                    Genus: Sorex
Species
Sorex arcticus
Common name
Arctic shrew

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

It has been suggested that, in the wild, these animals have a shorter lifespan than similar species with individuals living up to 1.5 years [0631]. Little is known about their longevity in captivity.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
17 days
Weaning
Litter size
6.57 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.9
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
8.2 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 179935
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 62898
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