AnAge entry for Suncus murinus

Classification (HAGRID: 03664)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Soricomorpha
                Family: Soricidae
                    Genus: Suncus
Species
Suncus murinus
Common name
House shrew

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
3.2 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

In the lab these animals live up to 3 years (Emilie Rissman, pers. comm.). One captive specimen lived 3.2 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
36 days
Male sexual maturity
36 days
Gestation
30 days
Weaning
19 days
Litter size
3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
9.8
Inter-litter interval
56 days
Weight at birth
2.68 g
Weight at weaning
33.35 g
Adult weight
45.9 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0643 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
36%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 38.7ºC or 101.7ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.4030 W
Body mass
39.7 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.010151 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 179961
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9378
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