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Some of Earth’s longest-lived fish show how to reach extreme ages

Copper Rockfish on a rock

The copper rockfish (Sebastes caurinus), has a respectable maximum lifespan of more than 50 years, but close relatives can last three times as long. Credit: Ralph Pace/Nature Picture Library

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Nature 599, 351 (2021)



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