Value >=100 years
Organism Sea urchin Strongylocentrotus franciscanus
Reference Sea Urchin Genome Sequencing Consortium and researchers, The genome of the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. Science. 2006 Nov 10 314(5801):941-52. Supporting online material p.4 2nd paragraph from topPubMed ID17095691
Method Recent measurements of radionuclides formed during nuclear tests of the 1950’s and taken up into the biomineral of the teeth, confirmed life spans of over 100 years for the congener (of S. purpuratus) Strongylocentrotus franciscanus.
Comments The life spans of some sea urchins are thus similar to our own (T. A. Ebert, J. R. Southon, Fish Bull 101, 915 (2003)).
Entered by Uri M
ID 105519