AnAge entry for Neoceratodus forsteri
Classification (HAGRID: 01880)
- Neoceratodus forsteri
- Common name
- Australian lungfish
- Ceratodus forsteri, Neoceratodus blanchardi, Ceratodus miolepis
Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits
- Maximum longevity
- 85 years (captivity)
- ref. 1382
- Sample size
- Data quality
One specimen, Methuselah, residing in the California Academy of Sciences' Steinhart Aquarium is estimated to be between 85 and 90 years old . The previous record was from one fish known as "Granddad" owned by the Shedd Aquarium that was thought to be over 80 years old .
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.
-  Arthington (2008), Australian lungfish, Neoceratodus forsteri, threatened by a new dam
-  Flower (1925), Contributions to our knowledge of the duration of life in vertebrate animals. I. Fishes
-  Shedd Aquarium
-  This Octogenarian Is the Oldest Fish in Captivity. And She Likes Belly Rubs.