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Cortez hagfish (Eptatretus sinus) fish profile

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Scientific Name Eptatretus sinus
Classified By Wisner & McMillan, 1990
Common Name Cortez hagfish
Class Hagfishes (Myxini)
Order Hagfishes (Myxiniformes)
Family Hagfishes (Myxinidae)
Biology Unknown
Climate Deep-water
Water Temperature From - Celcius Unknown °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius Unknown °C
Depth From - meters 198 m
Depth To - meters 1330 m
Zone bathydemersal
Distribution Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of California.
Region Eastern Central Pacific
Range Unknown
Maximum Length 48.1 cm
Common Length Unknown cm
Environment Marine; bathydemersal; non-migratory; depth range 198 - 1330 m
Vulnerability Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100)
Resilience Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be
Threat To Humans Harmless
IUCN Red List Status Not Evaluated
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 4.27 s.e. 0.47 Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
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