AnAge entry for Protopterus annectens

Classification (HAGRID: 04221)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Sarcopterygii
            Order: Lepidosireniformes
                Family: Protopteridae
                    Genus: Protopterus
Species
Protopterus annectens
Common name
African lungfish
Synonyms
Protopterus annectans

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
18 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 520
Sample size
Small
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Lungfishes have been reported to live more than 20 years in captivity [0654], but this has not been confirmed.

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

External Resources

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ITIS 649769
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 7888
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