AnAge entry for Anguis fragilis
Classification (HAGRID: 02919)
Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
- Anguis fragilis
- Common name
- Slow worm
Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits
- Maximum longevity
- 54 years (captivity)
- ref. 1
- Sample size
- Data quality
Though there are few detailed studies, it has been reported that these animals may live up to 54 years in captivity . Anecdotal reports also suggest they can live up to 30 years in the wild.
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.
-  Carey and Judge (2000), Longevity Records: Life Spans of Mammals, Birds, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Fish