lifespan of ocean fishes

Sven Zvrner zoers000 at mail.Uni-Mainz.de
Sat Apr 24 16:48:30 EST 1999


I thought the question was about the size of fish.
Will they stop to grow after a definend age or will they get bigger and
bigger while getting older and older.
Think about the catfish sagas in some american angler lakes.
:"And there ist this fifty feet long catfish whish lives since hundred and
fifty years at the ground of lake xxx..."
 Iam not an expert in fisheries, but as an biology student i would´nt believe
in indefinetly growing vetebrates.

Brian Jones schrieb:

> No it is not true.  Fish which have been kept in marine aquaria (and thus
> free of predation disease etc. do die of "old age" related illnesses, and
> the histopathology shows the same age - related wear and tear on tissues
> that is associated with land animals.
>
> Brian Jones
> Senior Fish Pathologist, Fisheries Western Australia
>
> Dennis Leong wrote in message <7fimog$4k7 at net.bio.net>...
> >Is it true that a fish would continue to grow indefinitely if it did not
> >die from predation, disease or injury?
> >
> >






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