Goliath hagfish (Eptatretus goliath) fish profile and information / pictures of Goliath hagfish - Eptatretus goliath

Goliath hagfish (Eptatretus goliath) fish profile

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Scientific Name Eptatretus goliath
Classified By Mincarone & Stewart, 2006
Common Name Goliath hagfish
Class Hagfishes (Myxini)
Order Hagfishes (Myxiniformes)
Family Hagfishes (Myxinidae)
Biology Diagnosis: Distinguished from its congeners by the unique combination of the following characters: 7 pairs of gill pouches; 3-cusp multicusps in anterior and posterior rows; 11-13 unicusps in anterior rows; 9 unicusps in posterior rows; 54 total cusps; 14-15 prebranchial pores; 57-58 trunk pores; 13-14 tail pores; 92 total pores; ventral finfold prominent.
Climate Subtropical
Water Temperature From - Celcius Unknown °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius Unknown °C
Depth From - meters Unknown m
Depth To - meters 811 m
Zone benthopelagic
Distribution Southwest Pacific: off New Zealand.
Region Southwest Pacific
Range Unknown
Maximum Length 127.5 cm
Common Length Unknown cm
Environment Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 811 m
Vulnerability High to very high vulnerability (67 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 4.66 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