Broadgilled hagfish (Eptatretus cirrhatus) fish profile and information / pictures of Broadgilled hagfish - Eptatretus cirrhatus

Broadgilled hagfish (Eptatretus cirrhatus) fish profile

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Scientific Name Eptatretus cirrhatus
Classified By Forster, 1801
Common Name Broadgilled hagfish
Class Hagfishes (Myxini)
Order Hagfishes (Myxiniformes)
Family Hagfishes (Myxinidae)
Biology Dorsal spines : 0; Dorsal soft rays : 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 0. This species differs from all its congeners except E. caribbeaus, E. goliath, E. menezesi and E. strahani by having 7 pairs of gill pouches and three-cusp multicusps on the anterior and posterior rows of cusps. It differs from E. caribbeaus in number of anterior unicusps , posterior unicusps , total cusps and prebranchial pores ; from E. goliath in number of anterior unicusps , total cusps and trunk pores ; from E. menezesi in number of posterior unicusps , total cusps , tail pores ; from E. strahani by its number of prebranchial pores .
Climate Deep-water
Water Temperature From - Celcius Unknown °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius Unknown °C
Depth From - meters 40 m
Depth To - meters 700 m
Zone bathydemersal
Distribution Western Pacific: southern and eastern Australia and New Zealand.
Region Western Pacific
Range Unknown
Maximum Length 83.0 cm
Common Length Unknown cm
Environment Marine; bathydemersal; non-migratory; depth range 40 - 700 m
Vulnerability Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100)
Resilience Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be
Threat To Humans Harmless
IUCN Red List Status Least Concern (LC)
Human Uses Unknown
Phylogenetic Diversity Index PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)
Trophic Level 5 s.e. 0.50 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