An Australian lungfish has been living at the California Academy of Sciences since 1938. However, the age and sex of the fish are still unknown. The fish was named Methuselah, and it likes to eat fresh figs, get belly rubs, and is believed to be the oldest living aquarium fish in the world.
In the Bible, the name Methuselah was Noah’s grandfather and was said to have lived to be 969 years old. This fish is not that ancient, but scientists at the California Academy of Sciences estimate it is about 90 years old. The fish is thought to have no known living peers. The Australian lungfish in California measures 1.2 metre-long and weighing 18.1-kilograms.
The species is considered primitive as it has both lungs and gills and is thought to be an evolutionary link between fish and amphibians. Until a few years back, the oldest Australian Lungfish was at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. The fish’s name was Granddad and he died in 2017 at the age of 95.
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