Giant hagfish (Eptatretus carlhubbsi) fish profile and information / pictures of Giant hagfish - Eptatretus carlhubbsi

Giant hagfish (Eptatretus carlhubbsi) fish profile

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Scientific Name Eptatretus carlhubbsi
Classified By McMillan & Wisner, 1984
Common Name Giant 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. Median fins without rays.
Climate Deep-water
Water Temperature From - Celcius Unknown °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius Unknown °C
Depth From - meters 481 m
Depth To - meters 1574 m
Zone bathydemersal
Distribution Pacific Ocean: Wake Island, Guam, and Hawaii.
Region Pacific Ocean
Range Unknown
Maximum Length 116 cm
Common Length Unknown cm
Environment Marine; bathydemersal; non-migratory; depth range 481 - 1574 m
Vulnerability High vulnerability (62 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 4.62 s.e. 0.51 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