A prediction model established to forecast survival probability from hepatic telomere length in O. latipes . The survival probability is grossly proportional to the hepatic TRF length (R2 = 0.893). ‘Zero’ survival probability of male and female O. latipes is equivalent to a ‘critical’ length of ca. 3.8 kbp. Crosses are overlaid error bars (95% CI) for survival probability (vertical) and hepatic telomere length (horizontal).