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Whiteface hagfish (Myxine circifrons) fish profile

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Scientific Name Myxine circifrons
Classified By Garman, 1899
Common Name Whiteface hagfish
Class Hagfishes (Myxini)
Order Hagfishes (Myxiniformes)
Family Hagfishes (Myxinidae)
Biology Unknown
Climate Deep-water
Water Temperature From - Celcius 3 °C
Water Temperature To - Celcius 4 °C
Depth From - meters 700 m
Depth To - meters 1860 m
Zone bathydemersal
Distribution Eastern Pacific: off southern California, USA. Also Peru and Chile.
Region Eastern Pacific
Range Unknown
Maximum Length 65.0 cm
Common Length Unknown cm
Environment Marine; bathydemersal; non-migratory; depth range 700 - 1860 m
Vulnerability Moderate to high vulnerability (48 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 3.42 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