AnAge entry for Spheniscus demersus

Classification (HAGRID: 01336)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Sphenisciformes
                Family: Spheniscidae
                    Genus: Spheniscus
Species
Spheniscus demersus
Common name
Jackass penguin

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
27.3 years (wild)
Source
ref. 969
Sample size
Large
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

In captivity, these animals have been known to live at least 20 years [0993]. In the wild they can live up to 27.3 years [0969].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Incubation
Clutch size
(oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
3,135 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 174462
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 92683
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