Bony fish

Scientific name: Nothobranchius furzeri
Taxonomy ID: 105023
Common name: Bony fish
Short name: Fish
Alternative names: turquoise killifish
Number of genes: None

    Turquoise killfish is a annual fish inhabiting ephemeral polls in semi-arid areas with scarce eratic precipitations. They adapted to the routine drying of their environments via evolving desiccation-resistant eggs that can remain dormant for one or more years by entering a kind of diapause. Because of the very short duration of the rains session, the natural lifespan of this species is limited to a few months and their captive lifespan is similar short, rendering them to excellent model system for aging research.


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