Females generally live longer than males and are larger, they may live from 26 to 50 years in the wild (Etnier and Starnes, 1993).
Typical lifespanStatus: wild: 50 (high) years.
Average lifespanStatus: wild: 26 years.
This article is unpublished.
Appears under "Life Expectancy"
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Tanya Dewey, Animal Diversity Web, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology
Sherry Harrel, Eastern Kentucky University
Denise Roberts, Eastern Kentucky University
Roberts, D. 2006. "Atractosteus spatula" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 04, 2012 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Atractosteus_spatula.html
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