Black hagfish (Eptatretus deani) fish profile and information / pictures of Black hagfish - Eptatretus deani

Black hagfish (Eptatretus deani) fish profile

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Scientific Name Eptatretus deani
Classified By Evermann & Goldsborough, 1907
Common Name Black hagfish
Class Hagfishes (Myxini)
Order Hagfishes (Myxiniformes)
Family Hagfishes (Myxinidae)
Biology Inhabits mud bottoms. Minimum depth reported at 103 m.
Climate Deep-water
Water Temperature From - Celcius Unknown °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius Unknown °C
Depth From - meters 103 m
Depth To - meters 2743 m
Zone bathydemersal
Distribution Eastern Pacific: southeastern Alaska to central Baja California, Mexico.
Region Eastern Pacific
Range Unknown
Maximum Length 52.3 cm
Common Length Unknown cm
Environment Marine; bathydemersal; non-migratory; depth range 103 - 2743 m
Vulnerability Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100)
Resilience Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec = 14)
Threat To Humans Harmless
IUCN Red List Status Not Evaluated
Human Uses Fisheries: of no interest
Phylogenetic Diversity Index PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)
Trophic Level 3.77 s.e. 0.52 Based on food items.
Is kept in Aquariums False
Occurs in Marine / Salt water True
Occurs in Brackish water False
Occurs in Fresh Water False
Occurs on Reefs False