These Are the 30 Longest Living Animals on Earth

The Shortspine Thornyhead

#18 The Shortspine Thornyhead

The Shortspine Thornyhead lives in the waters of the Northern Atlantic Ocean. It often lives up to the grand old age of 100 years and beyond.

The oldest Shortspine Thornyhead had a lifespan of 115 years.

The weight of an average fully-grown adult Shortspine Thornyhead is around 2.8 lbs.

One feature that distinguishes them from all other rockfishes is the spiny or thorny ridge across their cheeks. The funny-looking fish is often referred to as the “Idiot Fish.”

Due to its sweeter taste, it is more popular than other types of Rockfish.

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