AnAge entry for Sus scrofa

Classification (HAGRID: 02511)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Suidae
                    Genus: Sus
Species
Sus scrofa
Common name
Wild boar
Synonyms
Sus domesticus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
27 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

While achieving sexual maturity much earlier, males do not typically mate until they are about 5 years old. One specimen of the /riukiuanus/ subspecies lived for 27 years in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
334 days
Male sexual maturity
768 days
Gestation
115 days
Weaning
56 days
Litter size
7 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1.5
Inter-litter interval
230 days
Weight at birth
960 g
Weight at weaning
5,700 g
Adult weight
130,000 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.0095 days-1 (from Gompertz function)
Maximum longevity residual
91%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 39.0ºC or 102.2ºF
Basal metabolic rate
104.1500 W
Body mass
135000.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.000771 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 180722
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9823
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