AnAge entry for Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Classification (HAGRID: 04053)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Teleostei
            Order: Pleuronectiformes
                Family: Pleuronectidae
                    Genus: Hippoglossus
Species
Hippoglossus hippoglossus
Common name
Atlantic halibut
Synonyms
Pleuronectes hippoglossus, Hippoglossus linnei, Hippoglossus vulgaris, Hippoglossus americanus, Hippoglossus maximus, Hippoglossus gigas

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

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

In Scotland, these animals mature at about 3 years of age and live about 6 years while in Newfoundland they mature at about age 15 and live around 20 years [0795]. Old animals appear to remain fertile [0524]. They have been estimated to live up to 90 years in the wild [0001], which is not impossible though unverified. Other estimates suggest these animals may live up to 50 years [0454].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
3,613 days
Male sexual maturity
3,102 days
Adult weight
176,000 g

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 172933
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Taxonomy ID 8267
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