Fivegill hagfish (Eptatretus profundus) fish profile and information / pictures of Fivegill hagfish - Eptatretus profundus

Fivegill hagfish (Eptatretus profundus) fish profile

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Scientific Name Eptatretus profundus
Classified By Barnard, 1923
Common Name Fivegill 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 Unknown m
Depth To - meters 732 m
Zone bathydemersal
Distribution Southeast Atlantic: known only from the holotype taken off Cape Point, South Africa.
Region Southeast Atlantic
Range Unknown
Maximum Length 62.0 cm
Common Length Unknown cm
Environment Marine; bathydemersal; non-migratory; depth range ? - 732 m
Vulnerability Moderate to high vulnerability (47 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 4.37 s.e. 0.48 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