AnAge entry for Cinachyra antarctica

Classification (HAGRID: 04231)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Porifera
        Class: Demospongiae
            Order: Spirophorida
                Family: Tetillidae
                    Genus: Cinachyra
Species
Cinachyra antarctica
Common name
Epibenthic sponge

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
1,550 years (wild)
Source
ref. 688
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Questionable
Observations

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 [0688].

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

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Taxonomy ID 1199249
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