AnAge entry for Cinachyra antarctica
Classification (HAGRID: 04231)
- Cinachyra antarctica
- Common name
- Epibenthic sponge
Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits
- Maximum longevity
- 1,550 years (wild)
- ref. 688
- Sample size
- Data quality
Like other similar species, these Antarctic sponges grow extremely slowly in the low temperatures. Estimates based on growth rates suggest a very long lifespan in this and similar animals. One specimen was estimated to be 1,550 years old .
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.
-  Susanne Gatti (2002), The role of sponges in high-Antarctic carbon and silicon cycling: a modelling approach