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Family: Myxinidae Hagfishes
Subfamily: Myxininae


(See list of species below)



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28 species (see list below)

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Photo by Delpiani, M.S.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 65.9 cm TL
Myxine affinis Günther, 1870

Photo by Delpiani, M.S.
 
Myxine affinis
[Patagonian hagfish]

Photo by Mincarone, M.M.

Southern Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Myxine australis Jenyns, 1842

Photo by Mincarone, M.M.
 
Myxine australis
[]

Photo by Le Noury, P.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Myxine capensis Regan, 1913

Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Myxine capensis
[Cape hagfish]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 65 cm TL

 
Myxine circifrons
[Whiteface hagfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 57 cm TL

 
Myxine debueni
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 49 cm TL

 
Myxine dorsum
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific and Sou
Max. Length 84.6 cm TL

 
Myxine fernholmi
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 76.8 cm TL

 
Myxine formosana
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 54 cm TL

 
Myxine garmani
[]

Photo by Flescher, D.

North Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Myxine glutinosa Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Myxine glutinosa
[Atlantic hagfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 52.2 cm TL

 
Myxine hubbsi
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 82.6 cm TL

 
Myxine hubbsoides
[]
No picture found
Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 57 cm TL

 
Myxine ios
[White-headed hagfish]

Photo by Møller, P.R.

North Atlantic
Max. Length 49.8 cm TL
Myxine jespersenae Møller, Feld, Poulsen, Thomsen & Thormar, 2005

Photo by Møller, P.R.
 
Myxine jespersenae
[Jespersen's hagfish]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 56.5 cm TL

 
Myxine knappi
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 41 cm TL

 
Myxine kuoi
[]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Myxine limosa Girard, 1859

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Myxine limosa
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 28.6 cm TL

 
Myxine mccoskeri
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 47 cm TL

 
Myxine mcmillanae
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 30.5 cm TL

 
Myxine paucidens
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 18.3 cm TL

 
Myxine pequenoi
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 54 cm TL

 
Myxine robinsorum
[]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Myxine sotoi Mincarone, 2001

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Myxine sotoi
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 61.4 cm TL

 
Nemamyxine elongata
[]

Photo by Mincarone, M.M.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Nemamyxine kreffti McMillan & Wisner, 1982

Photo by Mincarone, M.M.
 
Nemamyxine kreffti
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 41.2 cm TL

 
Neomyxine biniplicata
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 64.8 cm TL

 
Neomyxine caesiovitta
[Blueband hagfish]

Photo by Gosztonyi, A.E.

Southeast Pacific and Sou
Max. Length 57.5 cm TL
Notomyxine tridentiger (Garman, 1899)

Photo by Gosztonyi, A.E.
 
Notomyxine tridentiger
[]
28 Species of Family Myxinidae
(Hagfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1870 Myxine affinis Patagonian hagfish Southwest Atlantic 65.9 TL
1842 Myxine australis Southern Ocean 60 TL
1913 Myxine capensis Cape hagfish Southeast Atlantic 40 TL
1899 Myxine circifrons Whiteface hagfish Eastern Pacific 65 TL
1995 Myxine debueni Southeast Pacific 57 TL
1995 Myxine dorsum Southwest Atlantic 49 TL
1995 Myxine fernholmi Southeast Pacific and Sou 84.6 TL
2001 Myxine formosana Western Pacific 76.8 TL
1901 Myxine garmani Northwest Pacific 54 TL
1758 Myxine glutinosa Atlantic hagfish North Atlantic 80 TL
1995 Myxine hubbsi Southeast Pacific 52.2 TL
1995 Myxine hubbsoides Southeast Pacific 82.6 TL
1981 Myxine ios White-headed hagfish Eastern Atlantic 57 TL
2005 Myxine jespersenae Jespersen's hagfish North Atlantic 49.8 TL
1995 Myxine knappi Southwest Atlantic 56.5 TL
2002 Myxine kuoi Northwest Pacific 41 TL
1859 Myxine limosa Western Atlantic 51 TL
1995 Myxine mccoskeri Western Central Atlantic 28.6 TL
1991 Myxine mcmillanae Western Central Atlantic 47 TL
1913 Myxine paucidens Northwest Pacific 30.5 TL
1995 Myxine pequenoi Southeast Pacific 18.3 TL
1995 Myxine robinsorum Western Central Atlantic 54 TL
2001 Myxine sotoi Southwest Atlantic 52 TL
1958 Nemamyxine elongata Southwest Pacific 61.4 TL
1982 Nemamyxine kreffti Southwest Atlantic 40 TL
1951 Neomyxine biniplicata Southwest Pacific 41.2 TL
2015 Neomyxine caesiovitta Blueband hagfish Western Pacific 64.8 TL
1899 Notomyxine tridentiger Southeast Pacific and Sou 57.5 TL



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