Gulf hagfish (Eptatretus springeri) fish profile and information / pictures of Gulf hagfish - Eptatretus springeri

Gulf hagfish (Eptatretus springeri) fish profile

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Scientific Name Eptatretus springeri
Classified By Bigelow & Schroeder, 1952
Common Name Gulf hagfish
Class Hagfishes (Myxini)
Order Hagfishes (Myxiniformes)
Family Hagfishes (Myxinidae)
Biology Gill apertures 6. Slime pores: prebranchial 16-19; branchial 2-5; trunk 52-57; tail 9-13; total 84-92.
Climate Deep-water
Water Temperature From - Celcius Unknown °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius Unknown °C
Depth From - meters 400 m
Depth To - meters 730 m
Zone bathydemersal
Distribution Western Central Atlantic: Northeastern Gulf of Mexico.
Region Western Central Atlantic
Range Unknown
Maximum Length 59.0 cm
Common Length Unknown cm
Environment Marine; bathydemersal; non-migratory; depth range 400 - 730 m
Vulnerability Moderate to high vulnerability (46 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 4.35 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