Inshore hagfish (Eptatretus burgeri) fish profile and information / pictures of Inshore hagfish - Eptatretus burgeri

Inshore hagfish (Eptatretus burgeri) fish profile

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Scientific Name Eptatretus burgeri
Classified By Girard, 1855
Common Name Inshore hagfish
Class Hagfishes (Myxini)
Order Hagfishes (Myxiniformes)
Family Hagfishes (Myxinidae)
Biology Six pairs of gill pouches and gill apertures in a rarely variable linear arrangement. Branchial slime pores, 4-6. The last left gill aperture is closely adjacent to but separate from the pharyngocutaneous duct. Eyes spots are prominent. White mid-dorsal line prominent; fused cusps 3/2, total cusps 40-42; total slime pores 81-92.
Climate Temperate
Water Temperature From - Celcius Unknown °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius Unknown °C
Depth From - meters 10 m
Depth To - meters 270 m
Zone demersal
Distribution Northwest Pacific: Sea of Japan and eastern Japan to Taiwan.
Region Northwest Pacific
Range Unknown
Maximum Length 60.0 cm
Common Length Unknown cm
Environment Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 10 - 270 m
Vulnerability Moderate to high vulnerability (45 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: commercial; bait: usually
Phylogenetic Diversity Index PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)
Trophic Level 4.5 s.e. 0.80 Based on food items.
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