Eptatretus goliath, Goliath hagfish

Eptatretus goliath Mincarone & Stewart, 2006

Goliath hagfish
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Mixines (mixinos) (hagfishes) > Myxiniformes (Hagfishes) > Myxinidae (Hagfishes) > Eptatretinae
Etymology: Eptatretus: Greek, epta = seven + Greek, tretos, -e, -on = with holes (Ref. 45335);  goliath: Named for the Philistine giant of biblical fame; noun in apposition.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecología

; marino bentopelágico; rango de profundidad ? - 811 m (Ref. 57440).   Subtropical

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Southwest Pacific: off New Zealand.

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 127.5 cm TL (female); peso máximo publicado: 0.00 g

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Diagnosis: Distinguished from its congeners by the unique combination of the following characters: 7 pairs of gill pouches; 3-cusp multicusps in anterior and posterior rows; 11-13 unicusps in anterior rows; 9 unicusps in posterior rows; 54 total cusps; 14-15 prebranchial pores; 57-58 trunk pores; 13-14 tail pores; 92 total pores; ventral finfold prominent (Ref. 57440).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Adult female holotype had dozens of small eggs, 45 X 14 mm, in the mesentery, which was attached to the body wall. The eggs did not have terminal anchor filaments and hooks (Ref. 57440).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

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Mincarone, M.M. and A.L. Stewart, 2006. A new species of giant seven-gilled hagfish (Myxinidae: Eptatretus) from New Zealand. Copeia 2006(2):225-229. (Ref. 57440)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 10 November 2009

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00204 (0.00095 - 0.00438), b=2.93 (2.73 - 3.13), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  4.7   ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resiliencia (Ref. 120179):  Bajo, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo de 4.5-14 años (Fec assumed to be <100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (67 of 100) .