Eightgill hagfish (Eptatretus octatrema) fish profile and information / pictures of Eightgill hagfish - Eptatretus octatrema

Eightgill hagfish (Eptatretus octatrema) fish profile

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Scientific Name Eptatretus octatrema
Classified By Barnard, 1923
Common Name Eightgill hagfish
Class Hagfishes (Myxini)
Order Hagfishes (Myxiniformes)
Family Hagfishes (Myxinidae)
Biology Unknown
Climate Subtropical
Water Temperature From - Celcius Unknown °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius Unknown °C
Depth From - meters 46 m
Depth To - meters 73 m
Zone demersal
Distribution Southeast Atlantic: known from the holotype taken from the Agulhas Bank, South Africa.
Region Southeast Atlantic
Range 35°S -
Maximum Length 30.0 cm
Common Length Unknown cm
Environment Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 46 - 73 m
Vulnerability Low vulnerability (16 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 4.08 s.e. 0.45 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