Fish goes from egg to maturity in just 14 days

For most of the year, annual killifish persist as diapausing embryos buried in sediments across the African savannah. When rainwater fills small depressions across the landscape, the fish must hatch, grow, mature, and produce the next generation before the pool dries up. Researchers have found that these small fish condense their life cycle even more in the wild than expected based on studies in the lab.

Fish goes from egg to maturity in just 14 days

Species combines a vertebrate body with an invertebrate survival strategy. Tanya Loos reports.

Tue 7 Aug 18 from Cosmos Magazine

African Killifish are the Fastest-Maturing Vertebrates

A new study finds the fish begin reproducing at two weeks of age.

Mon 6 Aug 18 from The Scientist

African killifish becomes fastest maturing vertebrate on record

Annual killifish are known to live their lives at one of two speeds: "pause" or "fast-forward." For most of the year, the tiny freshwater fish persist as diapausing embryos buried in sediments ...

Mon 6 Aug 18 from Phys.org

African killifish becomes fastest maturing vertebrate on record, Mon 6 Aug 18 from ScienceDaily

Annual killifish get the prize for youngest sexually mature vertebrate

Live fast, die young.

Mon 6 Aug 18 from ZME Science

African killifish matures faster than any vertebrate species

New research suggests no vertebrate species matures as quickly as Africa's turquoise killifish.

Mon 6 Aug 18 from UPI

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