Eptatretus carlhubbsi McMillan & Wisner, 1984
Giant hagfish
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Family:  Myxinidae (Hagfishes), subfamily: Eptatretinae
Max. size:  116 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 481 - 1574 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Wake Island, Guam, and Hawaii.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 0-0. Median fins without rays (Ref. 9841).
Biology:  Largest known hagfish.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 November 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 26.05.98
Modified by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 29.05.07
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 27.09.99

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