AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity

Welcome to AnAge, a curated database of ageing and life history in animals, including extensive longevity records. AnAge was primarily developed for comparative biology studies, in particular studies of longevity and ageing, but can also be useful for ecological and conservation studies and as a reference for zoos and field biologists.

Finding Entries in AnAge

To search AnAge please type keywords or phrases relating to the species or common name of the organism you wish to find. Terms at any taxonomic level are acceptable. Note that the search is case insensitive.

Lastly, you can search for multiple species (e.g., to quickly for a group of species which ones have longevity data).

Browsing AnAge

For more freedom of choice users are encouraged to browse through the taxonomy of the database using AnAge's browser.

Other Tools and Datasets

You can survey the species in the database and consult AnAge's statistics. You may also browse or search the literature in AnAge:

Of special interest to research on ageing are the few animals that appear not to age.

Downloading AnAge

You can download a zipped tab-delimited dataset of the latest stable build of AnAge. This file contains only the raw data, not observations. Our goal is to provide researchers with quantitative data for applying the comparative method to studies of life history and lifespan.

About AnAge

More detailed information on AnAge's usage and how the database is designed and curated is available elsewhere. Further details on the current build are available in the release notes.

AnAge is used by many research groups and has been cited in several publications. It was highlighted in Science (307:187), Nature Reviews Genetics (5:1362), and BioTechniques (39:21). An analysis of the relationships between longevity and other traits in AnAge was previously published.

Feedback is always appreciated, so please feel free to contact us. To receive the latest AnAge news and announcements, such as notification when new builds are released, please join our HAGR-news mailing list.

AnAge is made freely available to everyone under the terms and conditions described in HAGR's license. Also available are the image credits.