AnAge entry for Sterna paradisaea

Classification (HAGRID: 01250)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Charadriiformes
                Family: Laridae
                    Genus: Sterna
Species
Sterna paradisaea
Common name
Arctic tern

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
34 years (wild)
Source
ref. 576
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

As with other terns, these animals are long-lived. No senescence has been demonstrated in the Artic tern [0023]. A 34-year-old individual was released and appeared in excellent health [0444].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,095 days
Male sexual maturity
1,095 days
Incubation
21 days
Clutch size
2 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1
Weight at hatching
13.1 g
Adult weight
100 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.27 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 176890
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Taxonomy ID 279953
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