As of 2014, the exact lifespan of a lobster is unknown, but scientists have estimated that a European lobster's lifespan averages 31 years for males and 54 years for females. Scientists obtained these estimates by measuring fat deposits in the creatures' eyestalks.
Contrary to popular belief, lobsters are not immortal. Most decapod crustaceans do not have a maximum size limit, and they continue to grow until death. When lobsters molt, they grow larger. An average lobster can molt up to 44 times before it's a year old, but as lobsters age, the rate of molting slows down. Lobsters that are near the end of their lifespan stop molting completely, which leaves them susceptible to various infections and diseases from bacteria.Learn More
The life span of an electric eel ranges from 12 to 22 years. Electric eels are more closely related to catfish and carp than to eels. Electric eels feed on fish, amphibians, such as frogs, and sometimes birds or small rodents.Full Answer >
Labrador Retriever adults grow to around 65 to 80 pounds for males and 55 to 70 pounds for females. Black is one of the three breed standard colors, along with yellow and chocolate.Full Answer >
Male bull sharks live an average of 12 years in the wild, and females live an average of 16 years. They reach up to 11.5 feet and weigh between 200 to 500 pounds. Bull sharks are capable of breeding in both freshwater and marine habitats. They are named for their short, blunt snouts and their tendency to headbutt prey.Full Answer >
The Maltese has an average lifespan of 12 to 14 years, and females often live longer than males. Trauma, infection and congenital disease are the leading causes of death in Maltese puppies. Cardiovascular disease, congenial disease and cancer are the leading causes of death in adult Maltese dogs.Full Answer >