Eptatretus hexatrema, Sixgill hagfish

Eptatretus hexatrema (Müller, 1836)

Sixgill hagfish
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Myxines (hagfishes) > Myxiniformes (Hagfishes) > Myxinidae (Hagfishes) > Eptatretinae
Etymology: Eptatretus: Greek, epta = seven + Greek, tretos, -e, -on = with holes (Ref. 45335).  More on author: Müller.

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

; marin démersal; non migrateur; profondeur 10 - 400 m (Ref. 36731), usually 10 - 45 m (Ref. 31276).   Subtropical; 23°S - 35°S

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Southeast Atlantic: known only from Walvis Bay, Namibia to Durban, South Africa.

Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 80.0 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 36731)

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

Commonly burrows in muddy bottoms (Ref. 27121). Feeds mostly by scavenging on dead or disabled fish (Ref. 27121).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

Copulatory organ absent. The gonads of hagfishes are situated in the peritoneal cavity. The ovary is found in the anterior portion of the gonad, and the testis is found in the posterior part. The animal becomes female if the cranial part of the gonad develops or male if the caudal part undergoes differentiation. If none develops, then the animal becomes sterile. If both anterior and posterior parts develop, then the animal becomes a functional hermaphrodite. However, hermaphroditism being characterised as functional needs to be validated by more reproduction studies (Ref. 51361 ).

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Fernholm, B., 1998. Hagfish systematics. p. 33-44. In J.M. Jørgensen, J.P. Lomholt, R.E. Weber and H. Malte (eds.) The biology of hagfishes. Chapman & Hall, London. 578 p. (Ref. 31276)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 120744)

  Préoccupation mineure (LC) ; Date assessed: 11 November 2009

CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Harmless





Utilisations par l'homme

Pêcheries: sans intérêt
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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 16.6 - 25.7, mean 23.8 (based on 34 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00204 (0.00094 - 0.00446), b=2.92 (2.72 - 3.12), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Niveau trophique (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.55 se; Based on food items.
Résilience (Ref. 120179):  Faible, temps minimum de doublement de population : 4,5 à 14 années (Fec assumed to be <100).
Vulnérabilité (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (46 of 100) .