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Family: Myxinidae Hagfishes



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78 species (see list below)

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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 49.5 cm TL

 
Eptatretus alastairi
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 22.0 cm TL

 
Eptatretus ancon
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Eptatretus astrolabium
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 61 cm TL

 
Eptatretus atami
[Brown hagfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 55 cm TL

 
Eptatretus bischoffii
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 35.6 cm TL

 
Eptatretus bobwisneri
[]

Photo by Fernholm, B.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Eptatretus burgeri (Girard, 1855)

Photo by Fernholm, B.
 
Eptatretus burgeri
[Inshore hagfish]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 38.5 cm TL

 
Eptatretus caribbeaus
[]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 116 cm TL

 
Eptatretus carlhubbsi
[Giant hagfish]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 37.7 cm TL
Eptatretus cheni (Shen & Tao, 1975)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Eptatretus cheni
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 37.5 cm TL

 
Eptatretus chinensis
[]

Photo by Ryan, P.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 83 cm TL
Eptatretus cirrhatus (Forster, 1801)

Photo by Ryan, P.
 
Eptatretus cirrhatus
[Broadgilled hagfish]

Photo by Fernholm, B.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 52.3 cm TL
Eptatretus deani (Evermann & Goldsborough, 1907)

Photo by Fernholm, B.
 
Eptatretus deani
[Black hagfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 29.5 cm TL

 
Eptatretus fernholmi
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 59.2 cm TL

 
Eptatretus fritzi
[Guadalupe hagfish]

Photo by Mincarone, M.M.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 127.5 cm TL
Eptatretus goliath Mincarone & Stewart, 2006

Photo by Mincarone, M.M.
 
Eptatretus goliath
[Goliath hagfish]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 79 cm TL

 
Eptatretus gomoni
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 37.8 cm TL

 
Eptatretus grouseri
[]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Eptatretus hexatrema (Müller, 1836)

Photo by SFSA
 
Eptatretus hexatrema
[Sixgill hagfish]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 43.7 cm TL

 
Eptatretus indrambaryai
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 37.5 cm TL

 
Eptatretus laurahubbsae
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 62.7 cm TL

 
Eptatretus longipinnis
[Longfinned hagfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 37.3 cm TL

 
Eptatretus luzonicus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm TL

 
Eptatretus mcconnaugheyi
[Shorthead hagfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL

 
Eptatretus mccoskeri
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL

 
Eptatretus mendozai
[]

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 73.7 cm TL
Eptatretus menezesi Mincarone, 2000

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Eptatretus menezesi
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 39.5 cm TL

 
Eptatretus minor
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 47 cm TL

 
Eptatretus moki
[]

Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 81.5 cm TL
Eptatretus multidens Fernholm & Hubbs, 1981

Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.
 
Eptatretus multidens
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 66.4 cm TL

 
Eptatretus nanii
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 25.9 cm TL

 
Eptatretus nelsoni
[]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Eptatretus octatrema
[Eightgill hagfish]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Eptatretus okinoseanus (Dean, 1904)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Eptatretus okinoseanus
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 93 cm TL

 
Eptatretus polytrema
[Fourteen-gill hagfish]
No picture found
Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 62 cm TL

 
Eptatretus profundus
[Fivegill hagfish]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Eptatretus sheni (Kuo, Huang & Mok, 1994)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Eptatretus sheni
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 48.1 cm TL

 
Eptatretus sinus
[Cortez hagfish]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 59 cm TL

 
Eptatretus springeri
[Gulf hagfish]

Photo by JJPhoto

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 46.8 cm TL
Eptatretus stoutii (Lockington, 1878)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Eptatretus stoutii
[Pacific hagfish]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 62 cm TL

 
Eptatretus strahani
[]

Photo by Møller, P.R.

South eastern Pacific
Max. Length 31.4 cm
Eptatretus strickrotti Møller & Jones, 2007

Photo by Møller, P.R.
 
Eptatretus strickrotti
[Strickrott's hagfish]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 33.4 cm TL

 
Eptatretus taiwanae
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 51.8 cm TL

 
Eptatretus walkeri
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 21.6 cm TL

 
Eptatretus wayuu
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 33.5 cm TL

 
Eptatretus wisneri
[]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 29.6 cm TL
Eptatretus yangi (Teng, 1958)

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Eptatretus yangi
[]

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 Günther, A.C.L.G.

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

Photo by Günther, A.C.L.G.
 
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
Northwest 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
[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
[]
No picture found
Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Nemamyxine kreffti
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 41.2 cm TL

 
Neomyxine biniplicata
[]

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
[]

Photo by Fernholm, B.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 66.5 cm TL
Rubicundus eos (Fernholm, 1991)

Photo by Fernholm, B.
 
Rubicundus eos
[]

Photo by Mincarone, M.M.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 27.5 cm TL
Rubicundus lakeside (Mincarone & McCosker, 2004)

Photo by Mincarone, M.M.
 
Rubicundus lakeside
[]
No picture found
Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 20.1 cm TL

 
Rubicundus lopheliae
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 46.4 cm TL

 
Rubicundus rubicundus
[]
78 Species of Family Myxinidae
(Hagfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
2010 Eptatretus alastairi Eastern Indian Ocean 49.5 TL
2001 Eptatretus ancon Western Central Atlantic 22.0 TL
2010 Eptatretus astrolabium Western Pacific 40 TL
1904 Eptatretus atami Brown hagfish Northwest Pacific 61 TL
1880 Eptatretus bischoffii Southeast Pacific 55 TL
2013 Eptatretus bobwisneri Southeast Pacific 35.6 TL
1855 Eptatretus burgeri Inshore hagfish Northwest Pacific 60 TL
1982 Eptatretus caribbeaus Western Central Atlantic 38.5 TL
1984 Eptatretus carlhubbsi Giant hagfish Pacific Ocean 116 TL
1975 Eptatretus cheni Northwest Pacific 37.7 TL
1994 Eptatretus chinensis Western Pacific 37.5 TL
1801 Eptatretus cirrhatus Broadgilled hagfish Western Pacific 83 TL
1907 Eptatretus deani Black hagfish Eastern Pacific 52.3 TL
1994 Eptatretus fernholmi Northwest Pacific 29.5 TL
1990 Eptatretus fritzi Guadalupe hagfish Eastern Pacific 59.2 TL
2006 Eptatretus goliath Goliath hagfish Southwest Pacific 127.5 TL
2010 Eptatretus gomoni Eastern Indian Ocean 79 TL
1999 Eptatretus grouseri Southeast Pacific 37.8 TL
1836 Eptatretus hexatrema Sixgill hagfish Southeast Atlantic 80 TL
1984 Eptatretus indrambaryai Indian Ocean 43.7 TL
1984 Eptatretus laurahubbsae Southeast Pacific 37.5 TL
1975 Eptatretus longipinnis Longfinned hagfish Eastern Indian Ocean 62.7 TL
2013 Eptatretus luzonicus Western Pacific 37.3 TL
1990 Eptatretus mcconnaugheyi Shorthead hagfish Eastern Central Pacific 47 TL
1999 Eptatretus mccoskeri Southeast Pacific 32 TL
1985 Eptatretus mendozai Western Atlantic 45 TL
2000 Eptatretus menezesi Southwest Atlantic 73.7 TL
1981 Eptatretus minor Western Central Atlantic 39.5 TL
2004 Eptatretus moki Northwest Pacific 47 TL
1981 Eptatretus multidens Western Atlantic 81.5 TL
1988 Eptatretus nanii Southeast Pacific 66.4 TL
1994 Eptatretus nelsoni Northwest Pacific 25.9 TL
1923 Eptatretus octatrema Eightgill hagfish Southeast Atlantic 30 TL
1904 Eptatretus okinoseanus Northwest Pacific 80 TL
1855 Eptatretus polytrema Fourteen-gill hagfish Southeast Pacific 93 TL
1923 Eptatretus profundus Fivegill hagfish Southeast Atlantic 62 TL
1994 Eptatretus sheni Northwest Pacific 43 TL
1990 Eptatretus sinus Cortez hagfish Eastern Central Pacific 48.1 TL
1952 Eptatretus springeri Gulf hagfish Western Central Atlantic 59 TL
1878 Eptatretus stoutii Pacific hagfish Eastern Pacific 46.8 TL
1984 Eptatretus strahani Western Central Pacific 62 TL
2007 Eptatretus strickrotti Strickrott's hagfish South eastern Pacific 31.4
1975 Eptatretus taiwanae Northwest Pacific 33.4 TL
2004 Eptatretus walkeri Northwest Pacific 51.8 TL
2001 Eptatretus wayuu Western Atlantic 21.6 TL
1994 Eptatretus wisneri Northwest Pacific 33.5 TL
1958 Eptatretus yangi Northwest Pacific 29.6 TL
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 Northwest Pacific 76.8 TL
1901 Myxine garmani Northwest Pacific 54 TL
1758 Myxine glutinosa 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
1899 Notomyxine tridentiger Southeast Pacific and Sou 57.5 TL
1991 Rubicundus eos Southwest Pacific 66.5 TL
2004 Rubicundus lakeside Southeast Pacific 27.5 TL
2008 Rubicundus lopheliae Northwest Atlantic 20.1 TL
2010 Rubicundus rubicundus Western Central Pacific 46.4 TL



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