AnAge entry for Tursiops truncatus

Classification (HAGRID: 02753)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cetacea (Taxon entry)
                Family: Delphinidae
                    Genus: Tursiops
Species
Tursiops truncatus
Common name
Bottlenosed dolphin
Synonyms
Tursiops gephyreus, Delphinus truncatus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

Estimates suggest that males may live up to 39 years in the wild and females up to 49 years [0434]. One captive female was still alive at 51.6 years of age [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
2,831 days
Male sexual maturity
3,689 days
Gestation
365 days
Weaning
548 days
Litter size
1 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.5
Inter-litter interval
858 days
Weight at birth
19,350 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
200,000 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 180426
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9739
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