AnAge entry for Spheniscus magellanicus

Classification (HAGRID: 02160)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
30 years (wild)
Source
ref. 587
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

It is estimated that these animals live up to 30 years in the wild [0587].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,040 days
Male sexual maturity
1,040 days
Incubation
40 days
Clutch size
1 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
4,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.069 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 174464
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 37081
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