AnAge entry for Tragelaphus spekii

Classification (HAGRID: 02454)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Artiodactyla
                Family: Bovidae
                    Genus: Tragelaphus
Species
Tragelaphus spekii
Common name
Sitatunga

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

These animals can live up to 22.6 years in zoos [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
401 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
242 days
Weaning
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
353 days
Weight at birth
4,000 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
87,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
81%

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 625133
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 69298
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