Data about <i>Cavia porcellus</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Cavia porcellus</i>
Native range includes
Additional detail South America Global Invasive Species Listings  
Introduced range includes
Additional detail United States (USA) Global Invasive Species Listings  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Cavia porcellus</i>
Body mass
Additional detail 0.62 kg White and Seymour, 2014  
average Additional detail 212.34 g weanling PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 639.1 g AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 727.99 g adult PanTHERIA  
average Additional detail 79.91 g newborn animal PanTHERIA  
Teat number average
Additional detail 2 PanTHERIA  
Weight
Additional detail 228 g weanling AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 728 g adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 85 g neonate stage AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Cavia porcellus</i>
Habitat
Additional detail archeological site
  • Archeological site
    A place (or group of physical sites) in which evidence of past activity is preserved (either prehistoric or historic or contemporary), and which is, has been, or may be, investigated using the discipline of archaeology.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000564
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail canyon
  • Canyon
    Relatively narrow, deep depression with steep sides, the bottom of which generally has a continuous slope.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000169
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail city Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail city Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail city Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coast
  • Coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail crevasse Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail forest
  • Forest
    An area with a high density of trees. A small forest may be called a wood.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000111
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail forest
  • Forest
    An area with a high density of trees. A small forest may be called a wood.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000111
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail grassland
  • Grassland
    An area in which grasses (Graminae) are a significant component of the vegetation.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000106
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail grassland
  • Grassland
    An area in which grasses (Graminae) are a significant component of the vegetation.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000106
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail harbor
  • Harbor
    A place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000463
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail island
  • Island
    Area of dry or relatively dry land surrounded by water or low wetland.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000098
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail lake
  • Lake
    A body of water or other liquid of considerable size contained on a body of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000020
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail mountain
  • Mountain
    A landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill, but there is no universally accepted standard definition for the height of a mountain or a hill although a mountain usually has an identifiable summit and a local relief of more than 300m.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000081
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail mouth
  • Mouth
    The exit or point of discharge of a stream into another stream, lake or sea.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000479
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail paper product Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail peak Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail plain
  • Plain
    A region of general uniform slope, comparatively level, and of considerable extent.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000086
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail plateau
  • Plateau
    An elevated and comparatively level expanse of land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000182
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail ria
  • Ria
    A submergent coastal landform that forms where sea levels rise relative to the land either as a result of eustatic sea level change; where the global sea levels rise or isostatic sea level change; where the land sinks. When this happens valleys which were previously at sea level become submerged.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000418
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail river
  • River
    Natural freshwater surface streams of considerable volume and a permanent or seasonal flow, moving in a definite channel toward a sea, lake, or another river; any large streams, or ones larger than brooks or creeks, such as the trunk stream and larger branches of a drainage system.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000022
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail savanna
  • Savanna
    A grassland of the tropics or subtropics with scattered trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000261
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail swamp
  • Swamp
    A wetland that features permanent inundation of large areas of land by shallow bodies of water, generally with a substantial number of hummocks, or dry-land protrusions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000233
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail terrestrial biome
  • Terrestrial biome
    A biome that applies to the terrestrial realm.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000446
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail tropical Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail valley
  • Valley
    A depression caused by erosion by water or ice. Low-lying land bordered by higher ground; especially elongate, relatively large gently sloping depressions of the Earth's surface, commonly situated between two mountains or between ranges of hills or mountains, and often containing a stream with an outlet.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000100
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail wood Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland Environments - EOL project  
  • Interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
Interacts with
Additional detail Brazilian Guinea Pig GloBI  
Additional detail Chewing Lice GloBI  
Additional detail Chirodiscoides caviae GloBI  
Additional detail Coyote GloBI  
Additional detail Dog GloBI  
Additional detail Domestic Cat GloBI  
Additional detail Flukes GloBI  
Additional detail Gliricola GloBI  
Additional detail Grey Wolf GloBI  
Additional detail Mites GloBI  
Additional detail Nematodes GloBI  
Additional detail Oval Guineapig Louse GloBI  
Additional detail Pleuroascus nicholsonii GloBI  
Additional detail Siphonaptera GloBI  
Additional detail Slender Guineapig Louse GloBI  
Additional detail Sucking Lice GloBI  
  • Has parasite
    non-mutual relationship between organisms of different species where one organism, the parasite, benefits at the expense of the other, the host.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/hasParasite
Has parasite
Additional detail Gliricola GloBI  
Additional detail Oval Guineapig Louse GloBI  
Habitat breadth
Additional detail 1 PanTHERIA  
  • Interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWithreverse
Interacts with
Additional detail Guinea-pig GloBI  
Additional detail Guinea-pig GloBI  
Additional detail Humans GloBI  
Additional detail Oval Guineapig Louse GloBI  
Additional detail Pleuroascus nicholsonii GloBI  
Additional detail Pleuroascus nicholsonii GloBI  
Additional detail Pneumocystis carinii GloBI  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Cavia porcellus</i>
Clutch/brood/litter size average
Additional detail 3.45 individuals PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 3.8 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Gestation period duration average
Additional detail 66.99 days PanTHERIA  
Inter-birth interval
Additional detail 96 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Litters per year average
Additional detail 5 female PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 5 per year AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Total life span max
Additional detail 12 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
max Additional detail 14.8 years PanTHERIA  
Onset of fertility
Additional detail 66 days female AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
average Additional detail 68.59 days PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 76 days male AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Terrestriality
Additional detail fossorial and/or ground dwelling only
  • Fossorial and/or ground dwelling only
    An organism that spends most of its time on the ground or underground.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/groundDwelling
PanTHERIA  
Weaning age average
Additional detail 16.68 days PanTHERIA  
Additional detail 18 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Growth rate
Additional detail 0.0106 per day AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
  • Prenatal development duration
    The duration of the development from fertilized, deposited or implanted egg to hatching/birth. Corresponds to egg incubation duration in oviparous animals and to gestation period duration in viviparous animals.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PrenatalDevelopmentDuration
Prenatal development duration
Additional detail 68 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Evolution and Systematics

Data about <i>Cavia porcellus</i>
First Appearance (Older Bound)
Additional detail 0.0117 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
First Appearance (Younger Bound)
Additional detail 0 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
Last Appearance (Older Bound)
Additional detail 0.0117 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  
Last Appearance (Younger Bound)
Additional detail 0 million years ago The Paleobiology Database  

Physiology and Cell Biology

Data about <i>Cavia porcellus</i>
  • Basal metabolic rate
    Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of energy expended daily by humans and other animals at rest. Rest is defined as existing in a neutrally temperate environment while in the post-absorptive state.
    http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/SNOMEDCT/165109007
Basal metabolic rate
Additional detail 2.13 Watts AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
  • Body temperature
    The degree of heat in the body of a living organism, temperature is measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in a sample of matter, expressed in terms of units or degrees designated on a standard scale.
    http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/CSP/2871-4249
Body temperature
Additional detail 39.0 degrees Celsius AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Systolic blood pressure min
Additional detail 49.85 mm Hg White and Seymour, 2014  
mean Additional detail 61.9 mm Hg White and Seymour, 2014  
max Additional detail 83.8 mm Hg White and Seymour, 2014  

Conservation

Data about <i>Cavia porcellus</i>
Extinction status
Additional detail extant The Paleobiology Database  

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