Longfinned hagfish (Eptatretus longipinnis) fish profile and information / pictures of Longfinned hagfish - Eptatretus longipinnis

Longfinned hagfish (Eptatretus longipinnis) fish profile

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Scientific Name Eptatretus longipinnis
Classified By Strahan, 1975
Common Name Longfinned hagfish
Class Hagfishes (Myxini)
Order Hagfishes (Myxiniformes)
Family Hagfishes (Myxinidae)
Biology This species is distinguished from all its congeners by its ventral fin fold beginning anterior to the first pair of gill apertures .
Climate Temperate
Water Temperature From - Celcius Unknown °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius Unknown °C
Depth From - meters 14 m
Depth To - meters 40 m
Zone demersal
Distribution Eastern Indian Ocean: Off Robe and off Cape Douglas, South Australia.
Region Eastern Indian Ocean
Range Unknown
Maximum Length 62.7 cm
Common Length Unknown cm
Environment Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 14 - 40 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 Unknown
Phylogenetic Diversity Index PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)
Trophic Level 4.2 s.e. 0.41 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