AnAge entry for Nothobranchius guentheri

Classification (HAGRID: 03621)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Teleostei
            Order: Cyprinodontiformes
                Family: Aplocheilidae
                    Genus: Nothobranchius (Taxon entry)
Species
Nothobranchius guentheri
Common name
Gunther's nothobranch
Synonyms
Fundulus guentheri

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
2.3 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 661
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

These animals show a gradual ageing process and live on average one year in captivity. One male lived 2.3 years. Animals that mature later tend to live longer [0661]. An increasing mortality with age and numerous age-related changes have been described in these animals [0654]. Late onset temperature reduction causes these fish to live approximately 5 weeks longer and reduces markers of ageing by synergistic action of an anti-oxidant system and the insulin/insulin-like growth factor 1 signalling pathway [1196].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
78 days
Adult weight

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 165836
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Taxonomy ID 451738
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