News > Weird ‘living fossil’ fish lives 100 years, pregnant for 5
Weird ‘living fossil’ fish lives 100 years, pregnant for 5
19/06/2021 08:49 AM | Click to read full article
The coelacanth — a giant weird fish still around from dinosaur times — can live for 100 years, a new study found. These slow-moving, people-sized fish of the deep, nicknamed a “living fossil,” are the opposite of the live fast, die young mantra. These nocturnal fish grow at an achingly slow pace.
Females don’t hit sexual maturity until their late 50s. And maybe strangest of all, researchers figure pregnancy in the fish lasts about five years.