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Class: Myxini
Order: Myxiniformes
Family: Myxinidae Hagfishes
Subfamily: Myxininae
Genus: Myxine

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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Myxine capensis
[Cape hagfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 65 cm TL

 
Myxine circifrons
[Whiteface hagfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 57 cm TL

 
Myxine debueni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 49 cm TL

 
Myxine dorsum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 84.6 cm TL

 
Myxine fernholmi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 76.8 cm TL

 
Myxine formosana
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 54 cm TL

 
Myxine garmani
[]



North Atlantic
Max. Length 95 cm TL
Myxine glutinosa Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Myxine glutinosa
[Atlantic hagfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 52.2 cm TL

 
Myxine hubbsi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 82.6 cm TL

 
Myxine hubbsoides
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 57 cm TL

 
Myxine ios
[White-headed hagfish]



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

Photo by Photo by Møller, P.R.
 
Myxine jespersenae
[Jespersen's hagfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 56.5 cm TL

 
Myxine knappi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 41 cm TL

 
Myxine kuoi
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Myxine limosa
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 28.6 cm TL

 
Myxine mccoskeri
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 47 cm TL

 
Myxine mcmillanae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 30.5 cm TL

 
Myxine paucidens
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 18.3 cm TL

 
Myxine pequenoi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 54 cm TL

 
Myxine robinsorum
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Myxine sotoi
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Myxine affinis Patagonian hagfish Southwest Atlantic 65.9 TL 1870
Myxine australis Southern Ocean 60 TL 1842
Myxine capensis Cape hagfish Southeast Atlantic 40 TL 1913
Myxine circifrons Whiteface hagfish Eastern Pacific 65 TL 1899
Myxine debueni Southeast Pacific 57 TL 1995
Myxine dorsum Southwest Atlantic 49 TL 1995
Myxine fernholmi Southeast Pacific and Sou 84.6 TL 1995
Myxine formosana Western Pacific 76.8 TL 2001
Myxine garmani Northwest Pacific 54 TL 1901
Myxine glutinosa Atlantic hagfish North Atlantic 95 TL 1758
Myxine hubbsi Southeast Pacific 52.2 TL 1995
Myxine hubbsoides Southeast Pacific 82.6 TL 1995
Myxine ios White-headed hagfish Eastern Atlantic 57 TL 1981
Myxine jespersenae Jespersen's hagfish North Atlantic 49.8 TL 2005
Myxine knappi Southwest Atlantic 56.5 TL 1995
Myxine kuoi Northwest Pacific 41 TL 2002
Myxine limosa Western Atlantic 51 TL 1859
Myxine mccoskeri Western Central Atlantic 28.6 TL 1995
Myxine mcmillanae Western Central Atlantic 47 TL 1991
Myxine paucidens Northwest Pacific 30.5 TL 1913
Myxine pequenoi Southeast Pacific 18.3 TL 1995
Myxine robinsorum Western Central Atlantic 54 TL 1995
Myxine sotoi Southwest Atlantic 52 TL 2001



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