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.