AnAge entry for Protopterus annectens
Classification (HAGRID: 01536)
- Protopterus annectens
- Common name
- African lungfish
- Protopterus annectans, Lepidosiren annectens, Lepidosiren tobal, Protopterus annectens brieni
Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits
- Maximum longevity
- 18 years (captivity)
- ref. 520
- Sample size
- Data quality
Lungfishes have been reported to live more than 20 years in captivity , 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.
No information on metabolism is available.
-  Genade et al. (2005), Annual fishes of the genus Nothobranchius as a model system for aging research (PubMed)
-  Philip Altman and Dorothy Dittmer (1962), Growth including reproduction and morphological development