AnAge entry for Spheniscus mendiculus

Classification (HAGRID: 01674)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Sphenisciformes
                Family: Spheniscidae
                    Genus: Spheniscus
Species
Spheniscus mendiculus
Common name
Galapagos penguin

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
17.7 years (wild)
Source
ref. 1426
Sample size
Large
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

One specimen was estimated to have been 17.7 years old upon recapture [1426].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Clutch or litter size
Breedings per year
Weight at birth
Adult weight
1,933 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 174465
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