AnAge entry for Thalasseus elegans

Classification (HAGRID: 00430)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Charadriiformes
                Family: Laridae
                    Genus: Thalasseus
Species
Thalasseus elegans
Common name
Elegant tern
Synonyms
Sterna elegans

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
20.9 years (wild)
Source
ref. 427
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Maximum longevity from banding studies is 20.9 years [0427].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,095 days
Male sexual maturity
1,095 days
Incubation
26 days
Clutch size
1 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1
Weight at hatching
26.4 g
Adult weight
251 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 176931
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