Patagonian hagfish (Myxine affinis) fish profile and information / pictures of Patagonian hagfish - Myxine affinis

Patagonian hagfish (Myxine affinis) fish profile

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Scientific Name Myxine affinis
Classified By G?nther, 1870
Common Name Patagonian hagfish
Class Hagfishes (Myxini)
Order Hagfishes (Myxiniformes)
Family Hagfishes (Myxinidae)
Biology Unknown
Climate Temperate
Water Temperature From - Celcius Unknown °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius Unknown °C
Depth From - meters 30 m
Depth To - meters 150 m
Zone demersal
Distribution Southwest Atlantic: Straits of Magellan, southern Chile and southern Argentina.
Region Southwest Atlantic
Range Unknown
Maximum Length 65.9 cm
Common Length Unknown cm
Environment Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 30 - 150 m
Vulnerability Moderate to high vulnerability (47 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 3.43 s.e. 0.65 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