AnAge entry for Eumeces algeriensis

Classification (HAGRID: 03192)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Squamata
                Family: Scincidae
                    Genus: Eumeces
Species
Eumeces algeriensis
Common name
Algerian skink

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
22.8 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 451
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

One male acquired as an adult lived 22.8 years in captivity [0451]. Moreover, one male specimen kept as a pet was estimated to be 23.4 years-old (website feedback), which is a plausible anecdote; his activity reportedly decreased over the years.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Adult weight
85.4 g

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 63343
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