What animal has the shortest lifespan?



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    The gastrotrich is a very small aquatic animal that only lives about 3 days.

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    The mayfly may only live in it’s adult form for as little as 30 minutes, up to 1 day. This does not represent the whole lifecycle of the animal though, so the animal with the shortest lifespan is probably the Gastrotrich, a phylum of aquatic microorganisms that only live about 3 days.

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    10 Shortest Life Spans:

    Mayfly: 30 minutes to one day
    Gastrotrichs: three days
    Arabidopsis thaliana : six weeks
    Male Ants: a few weeks
    Dragonfly: four months
    Brine shrimp: 1 year
    Worker bee : 1 year
    Worker ants: from 1 to 3 years
    Mosquitofish: 2-3 years

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