AnAge entry for Carassius auratus

Classification (HAGRID: 00133)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Actinopterygii (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cypriniformes
                Family: Cyprinidae
                    Genus: Carassius
Species
Carassius auratus
Common name
Goldfish
Synonyms
Cyprinus auratus

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
41 years (wild)
Source
ref. 1
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

While known for their often short lifespan when kept as pets, goldfish can have long lifespans, possibly exceeding 40 years.

Life history traits (averages)

No information is available on life history. Please contact us if you wish to suggest or contribute data.

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 163350
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 7957
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