The life span of the vaquita is expected to be similar to that of the harbor porpoise, approximately 20 years.

Both the vaquita and the harbor porpoise mature early: 3 years for harbor porpoise, likely close to 3, but potentially up to 6 years, for the vaquita.

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Sources | (Hohn & D’Agrosa, 1997; Hohn, Read, Fernandez, Vidal, & Findley, 1996; NOAA, 2008)

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