400-year-old Greenland shark ‘longest-living vertebrate’
Amazing new research was just published this month (August 2016) in Science titled Eye lens radiocarbon reveals centuries of longevity in the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus).
The team believes the animals only reach sexual maturity when they are 4m-long. And with this new, very lengthy age-range, it suggests this does not occur until the animals are about 150 years old.
Source: 400-year-old Greenland shark ‘longest-living vertebrate’ – BBC News
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