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6. Geoduck, (168 years old):
Let me tell you that geoduck is a large clam native to the west coast of North America. It has a small shell compared to the soft part of its body & produces over five billion eggs throughout their life time.
5. Koi fish, (226 years old):
Ascarlet koi fish named Hanako, was the longest living fish ever recorded. It died at the age of 226 years & it is still a mystery why a fish would live for so long.
4. Aldabra giant tortoise, (255 years old)
Do you know giant tortoises are quite famous for their incredible longevity but Aldabra giant tortoise was a truly unique animal that died at the age of 255 years.
3. Greenland shark, (400 years old):
Greenland sharks are the oldest known vertebrate to roam the Earth. They reach maturity at the age of around 150 years & generally live for as long as 400 years.
2. Ocean quahog, (507 years old):
Let me tell you that ocean quahog is a species of edible clam, a marine bivalve mollusk that lives a very long life adding one layer to its shell each year. They live for 507 years, the highest reported age among non-colonial species.
1. Antarctic sponge, (1550 years old):
Do you know majority of scientists think that the Antarctic sponge is able to live for centuries due to the extremely low temperatures of the Antarctic Ocean & their slow growth rate. The oldest known specimens are 1,550 years old. What do you say about this post guys?