Photoreactivation in two closely related marine fishes having different longevities.

  title={Photoreactivation in two closely related marine fishes having different longevities.},
  author={James D. Regan and W L Carrier and C M Samet and B L Olla},
  journal={Mechanisms of ageing and development},
  volume={18 1},
The tautog, Tautoga onitis, and cunner, Tautogolabrus adspersus, are marine fishes which are closely related taxonomically (family Labridae), have similar habits, the same ecological requirements and are found in the same areas. However, they differ markedly in their longevity. The tautog is longer-lived, reaching an estimated average age of 34 years. It attains sexual maturity at 3--4 years of age. The cunner, on the other hand, lives to about 5--6 years of age and is sexually mature at about… CONTINUE READING

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