AnAge entry for Sorex palustris

Classification (HAGRID: 03660)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

The typical lifespan of these animals is 1.5 years. Without further longevity studies, however, their maximum longevity remains unknown.

Life history traits (averages)

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

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 38.6ºC or 101.5ºF
Basal metabolic rate
Not yet available

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 179933
Animal Diversity Web
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Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 46219
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