AnAge entry for Carassius auratus
Classification (HAGRID: 00133)
Class: Actinopterygii (Taxon entry)
- Carassius auratus
- Common name
- Cyprinus auratus
Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits
- Maximum longevity
- 41 years (wild)
- ref. 1
- Sample size
- Data quality
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.
No information on metabolism is available.
-  Carey and Judge (2000), Longevity Records: Life Spans of Mammals, Birds, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Fish
-  Bastmeyer et al. (1995), Fish E587 glycoprotein, a member of the L1 family of cell adhesion molecules, participates in axonal fasciculation and the age-related order of ganglion cell axons in the goldfish retina, PubMed
-  Etoh et al. (1983), Incidence of chromatoblastomas in aging goldfish (Carassius auratus), PubMed