AnAge entry for Strongylocentrotus purpuratus

Classification (HAGRID: 04226)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Echinodermata
        Class: Echinoidea
            Order: Echinoida
                Family: Strongylocentrotidae
                    Genus: Strongylocentrotus
Species
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Common name
Purple sea urchin

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
50 years
Source
ref. 39
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Questionable
Observations

Even though the purple sea urchin has been an important model for biomedical research, its ageing process has not been studied in detail. Based on growth rates, it has been estimated that these animals can live over 50 years [0039]. Since evidence suggests that the red sea urchin (/Strongylocentrotus franciscanus/) is extremely long-lived with no detectable signs of ageing, the purple sea urchin may also be extremely long-lived and its maximum longevity may be considerably underestimated.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Adult weight

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

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ITIS 157975
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Taxonomy ID 7668
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