AnAge entry for Scalopus aquaticus

Classification (HAGRID: 02873)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Soricomorpha
                Family: Talpidae
                    Genus: Scalopus
Species
Scalopus aquaticus
Common name
Eastern mole

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
6.2 years (wild)
Source
ref. 1405
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Based on tooth wear, the longest living females was estimated to be 6.2 years and the longest living male was estimated to be 5.9 years. Furthermore, more than half of the individuals was estimated to die during the first six months of life [1405].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
335 days
Male sexual maturity
335 days
Gestation
36 days
Weaning
36 days
Litter size
3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
1
Inter-litter interval
Weight at birth
5.355 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
90 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
63%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
309ºK or 36.0ºC or 96.8ºF
Basal metabolic rate
0.3780 W
Body mass
48.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.007875 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 179979
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 71119
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