AnAge entry for Poecilia reticulata

Classification (HAGRID: 00240)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Actinopterygii (Taxon entry)
            Order: Cyprinodontiformes
                Family: Poeciliidae
                    Genus: Poecilia
Species
Poecilia reticulata
Common name
Guppy

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

IMR
0.07/year
MRDT
0.8 years
Maximum longevity
5 years (wild)
Source
ref. 454
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Guppies show features of gradual ageing, including reproductive senescence. One study found that populations under higher extrinsic mortality mature earlier and invest more in reproduction but, surprisingly, live longer, have a longer reproductive lifespan, and do not appear to have an earlier onset of senescence when kept in the lab [0461].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
74 days
Adult weight

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 165903
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 8081
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