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Question #93441 posted on 12/29/2020 1:02 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What species still alive today has remained evolutionarily unchanged the longest?

(I'll leave it to you to define words like "species" and "unchanged.")

-My guess is some kind of crustacean?


Dear Immutable,

I would guess something like tis guy, the Antarctic glass sponge.


According to the article from which I've borrowed an image, they have a lifespan of around 15,000 years. Alligators have also been around a long time.