Eptatretus longipinnis Strahan, 1975
Longfinned hagfish
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Family:  Myxinidae (Hagfishes), subfamily: Eptatretinae
Max. size:  62.7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 14 - 40 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Off Robe and off Cape Douglas, South Australia.
Diagnosis:  This species is distinguished from all its congeners by its ventral fin fold beginning anterior to the first pair of gill apertures (within anterior 27-28% TL) (Ref. 85052).
Biology:  Occurs on soft bottoms of the continental shelf (Ref. 7300). Maximum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 10 November 2009 (B2ab(iii)) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 24.06.96
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 21.09.10
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 27.09.99

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