What Is the Longest Living Animal?

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Galápagos tortoises are the animals with the longest lifespan in the world, living well past 150 years old. The Giant Land Tortoise named Jonathan is 178 years old.
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The longest living animal is the giant barrel sponge Xestospongia muta found in the Caribbean. It has lived for more than 2300 years. It grows at depths of about 10 metersor more and can grow up to 1.8 meterslong. Other long living animals include the black coral Antipatharia, found in the Gulf of Mexico which has lived for more than 2000 years and a specimen of Cinachyra Antarctica estimated to have lived for more than 1550 years.
There are whales swimming the oceans with 200-year-old ivory spear points embedded in their flesh. In fact, there are a number of creatures with life spans that make the oldest living human seem like a spring chicken in comparison.
Turitopsis nutricula or Hydrozoan can be considered to have the live the longest. It has the ability to transform itself into an immature polyp stage through to adulthood and back again.
The longest living animal would be the giant tortoise living about 177 years. The box turtle tends to live about 123 years. Wow, turtles sure live a long time.
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Apparently the animal that lives the longest is the Giant Tortoise, and it has benn known to live 177 years. Of course this info comes from an animal in captivity, maybe they live
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A quahog clam found in the waters off of Iceland is unofficially the longest living animal. Its growth rings reportedly added up to an astounding 410 years. There have been other
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Polyp or Hydra. The Hydrozoan species. Turritopsis nutricula. is capable of cycling from a mature adult stage to an immature polyp stage, and back again, indefinitely. This means
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Some leading candidates are: Bowhead Whales, Tortoises, Koi Fish, Macaws, and Tuataras (a reptile that lives in New Zealand and looks sort of like a lizard.) There is a list of some
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