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Animal Size and Life Expectancy

Common Name Scientific Name Average Lifespan Average (Adult)Size
Russian Tortoise Testudo horsfieldii 30-50+ years Male: 6-8″   Female:8-10″
Sulcata Tortoise Geochelone sulcata 50-80+ years 70 – 110 pounds (36″ +)
Red Foot Tortoise Geochelone carbonaria 30-50+ years 12-16 inches
Marginated Tortoise Testudo marginata 20 – 50 + years 12-15 inches
Greek Tortoise Testudo graeca 20-80 + years 5-11 inches (Males smaller)
Hermann’s Tortoise Testudo hermanni 30-50 + years 6-11 inches
Common Name Scientific Name Average Lifespan Average (Adult)Size
Red Ear Slider Trachemys scripta elegans 20-25+ years 6-12 inches
Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta 15-25+ years 5-10 inches
Soft Shell Turtle Apalone spinifera 20-25+ years Male: 5-10″   Female: 7-20″
North American Box turtle Terrapene carolina 30-40+ years 4-7 inches
Spotted Turtle Clemmys guttata 50-100 + years 3-5 inches
Reeve’s Turtle Chinemys reevesii 10-20 + years 6-8 inches
Golden Thread Pond Turtle Ocadia sinensis 40-60 + years 8- 12 inches (Males smaller)
Razorback Musk Turtle Sternotherus carinatus 30-50 + years 4-6 inches
Common Musk Turtle Sternotherus odoratus 30-50 + years 4-4.5 inches
Common Name Scientific Name Average Lifespan Average (Adult)Size
Bearded Dragon Pogona vitticeps 7-10 years 18-24 inches
Green Iguana Iguana iguana 12-15 years 3-6 feet
Leopard Gecko Eublepharis macularis 10-15 years 7-10 inches
Water Dragon Physignathus cocincinus 10-15 years 2-3 feet
Green Anole Anolis carolinensis 3-5 years 5-8 inches
House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus 5-8 years 3-5 inches
Long Tail Grass Lizard Takydromas sexlineatus 3-5 years 6-10 inches
Giant Day Gecko Phelsuma madagascarienses 5-10 years 9-11 inches
Crested Gecko Rhacodactylus ciliatus 5-10 years 7-9 inches
Fire Skink Riopa fernandi 10-12 years 10-12 inches
Blue Tongue Skink Tiliqua scincoides 10-20 years 20 inches
Uromastyx Uromastyx sp. 10-15+ years 10-16 inches
Black and White Tegu Tupinambis merianae 12-15 years 3-4.5 feet
Savannah Monitor Varanus exanthematicus 8-12 years 3-5 feet
Veiled Chameleon Chamaeleo calyptratus 5-8 years Male: 17-24″    Female: 10-14″
Panther Cameleon Furcifer pardalis 5-8 years 21″
Common Name Scientific Name Average Lifespan Average (Adult)Size
Burmese Python Python molurus bivittatus 20-25 years 16-23 ft   up to 200lbs
Kenyan Sand Boa Eryx colubrinus loveridgei 10-15 years Male: 15″    Female: 32″
Corn Snake Elaphe gutatta 10-12+ years 3-5 feet
Ball Python Python regius 20-25+ years 3-5 feet
King Snake Lampropeltis getulus 10-15 years 3-4 feet
Red Tail Boa Boa constrictor 15-25 years 7-10 feet
Reticulated Python Python reticulatus 15-20 years 10-20 feet
Rosy Boa Linchanura trivirgata 20 + years 2-3 feet
Common Name Scientific Name Average Lifespan Average (Adult)Size
Fire Belly Toad Bombina orientalis 5-10 years 2-3 inches
Green Tree Frog Hyla cinerea 2-5 years 1.5 – 2.5 inches
Red Eye Tree Frog Agalychnis calidryas 3-5 years 2-3 inches
Dumpy Tree Frog Litoria caerulea 7-10 years 4 inches
Dart (Arrow) Frog Dendrobates sp. 3-10 years 1/2 – 3inches
Fire Belly Newt Cynops pyrrhogaster 5-10 years 3-5 inches
Common Name Scientific Name Average Lifespan Average (Adult)Size
Hermit Crab Coenobita clypeatus 1-4 years 1-3 inches

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