AnAge entry for Sorex fumeus

Classification (HAGRID: 03656)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Although they become independent in about one month [0499], these animals do not normally reproduce in their first year. Their longevity in captivity is unknown, but their lifespan in the wild is short, probably less than 1.4 years [0610].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
304 days
Male sexual maturity
304 days
Gestation
21 days
Weaning
Litter size
5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.5
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
Weight at weaning
4 g
Adult weight
7.5 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 179943
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 62283
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