Fast-living Fish Swims into Record Books

Date: 1/10/2006

Queensland marine researchers say there are good reasons for the frantic lifestyle of the world’s shortest-living fish. The Guinness Book of Records has recognized the Australian coral reef pygmy goby, which lives for about 59 days, as the fish with the shortest lifespan on the planet. The pygmy goby spends only 21 days as an adult fish and lives a fast life mainly because of predators. The female pygmy goby will lay only three batches of young in their full life span.

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