AnAge entry for Turritopsis nutricula
Classification (HAGRID: 04231)
- Turritopsis nutricula
- Common name
- Immortal jellyfish
Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits
- Maximum longevity
- Not yet established
This is a unique species of jellyfish in which even fully mature individuals have the ability to revert back to a polyp form; the transformation of medusae into polyps requires the presence of particular cell types and part of the gastrovascular system .
Life history traits (averages)
- No information is available on life history. Please contact us if you wish to suggest or contribute data.
No information on metabolism is available.
-  Hasegawa et al. (2016), De Novo Assembly of the Transcriptome of Turritopsis, a Jellyfish that Repeatedly Rejuvenates (PubMed)
-  Piraino et al. (1996), Reversing the life cycle: medusae transforming into polyps and cell transdifferentiation in Turritopsis nutricula (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa)