Fourteen-gill hagfish (Eptatretus polytrema) fish profile and information / pictures of Fourteen-gill hagfish - Eptatretus polytrema

Fourteen-gill hagfish (Eptatretus polytrema) fish profile

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Scientific Name Eptatretus polytrema
Classified By Girard, 1855
Common Name Fourteen-gill 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 10 m
Depth To - meters 350 m
Zone demersal
Distribution Southeast Pacific: Chile.
Region Southeast Pacific
Range 30°S - 42°S
Maximum Length 46.0 cm
Common Length Unknown cm
Environment Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 10 - 350 m
Vulnerability Low to moderate vulnerability (34 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 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 4.25 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