Shortest lifespan [Vertebrate]

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Shortest lifespan [Vertebrate]

Last updated: October 13, 2017 at 14:36 pm

59 days – The  seven-figure pygmy goby (Eviota sigillata) is the shortest lived vertebrate of the animal kingdom. It lives three weeks as pelagic larvae, two weeks increasing to 3 cm (1.2 in.) on the reef, and three weeks as adults. Also known as the adorned dwarfgoby.

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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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