Sixgill hagfish (Eptatretus hexatrema) fish profile and information / pictures of Sixgill hagfish - Eptatretus hexatrema

Sixgill hagfish (Eptatretus hexatrema) fish profile

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Scientific Name Eptatretus hexatrema
Classified By M?ller, 1836
Common Name Sixgill hagfish
Class Hagfishes (Myxini)
Order Hagfishes (Myxiniformes)
Family Hagfishes (Myxinidae)
Biology Commonly burrows in muddy bottoms. Feeds mostly by scavenging on dead or disabled fish.
Climate Subtropical
Water Temperature From - Celcius Unknown °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius Unknown °C
Depth From - meters 10 m
Depth To - meters 400 m
Zone demersal
Distribution Southeast Atlantic: known only from Walvis Bay, Namibia to Durban, South Africa.
Region Southeast Atlantic
Range 23°S - 35°S
Maximum Length 80.0 cm
Common Length Unknown cm
Environment Marine; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 10 - 400 m , usually 10 - 45 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 4.5 s.e. 0.55 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