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White-headed hagfish (Myxine ios) fish profile

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Scientific Name Myxine ios
Classified By Fernholm, 1981
Common Name White-headed hagfish
Class Hagfishes (Myxini)
Order Hagfishes (Myxiniformes)
Family Hagfishes (Myxinidae)
Biology Scavengers which are found on muddy bottoms; feed largely on dead or disabled fish by boring into its skin. Eggs are few and large.
Climate Deep-water
Water Temperature From - Celcius Unknown °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius Unknown °C
Depth From - meters 614 m
Depth To - meters 1625 m
Zone bathydemersal
Distribution Eastern Atlantic: southwest off Ireland and Iceland, off Western Sahara.
Region Eastern Atlantic
Range 67°N - 21°N
Maximum Length 57.0 cm
Common Length Unknown cm
Environment Marine; bathydemersal; non-migratory; depth range 614 - 1625 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 3.34 s.e. 0.56 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