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Reef Fish Holds Vertebrate Record for Brief Life

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Reef Fish Holds Vertebrate Record for Brief Life

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Reef Fish Holds Vertebrate Record for Brief Life

Reef Fish Holds Vertebrate Record for Brief Life

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Scientists say they've identified a fish with the shortest life span of any vertebrate. The coral reef pygmy gobi lives, at most, 59 days.