AnAge entry for Gambusia affinis

Classification (HAGRID: 00239)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Actinopterygii (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cyprinodontiformes
                Family: Poeciliidae
                    Genus: Gambusia
Species
Gambusia affinis
Common name
Mosquitofish
Synonyms
Gambusia patruelis, Gambusia affinis affinis, Gambusia holbrooki

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
3 years
Source
Multiple references, please see bibliography below
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

The majority of animals die in the first year of life. Although age at sexual maturity has not been determined, it is likely less than three months. Reproductive senescence has been documented in these animals [0524].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
90 days
Male sexual maturity
90 days
Adult weight

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 165878
Animal Diversity Web
ADW account (if available)
Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 33528
Entrez
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Ageing Literature
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