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lexID: 5078 AphiaID: 101170 Scientific: Myxine glutinosa German: Nordatlantischer Schleimaal English: Hagfish Category: Lamprey Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Myxini (Class) > Myxiniformes (Order) > Myxinidae (Family) > Myxine (Genus) > glutinosa (Species) Initial determination: Linnaeus, 1758 Occurrence: , Straße von Gibralta the Black Sea, Algeria, European Coasts, Greenland, Iceland, Morocco, North Atlantic Ocean, Northern Africa, Portugal, Scandinavia, Spain, the British Isles, the Faroe Islands, the Isle of Man, USA Sea depth: Meter Size: 11.81" - 31.5" (30cm - 80cm) Temperature: 50 °F - 66.2 °F (10°C - 19°C) Food: Carrion, Crabs, Schrimps, Snails, Worms Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2013-01-28 09:38:51
Last edit: 2018-03-22 15:59:48
Found on muddy bottoms where they hide in the mud. Slime is used for defense.
Feeds chiefly on dead and dying fish of varying species by boring into the body and consuming viscera and musculature.
Its eggs are few in number about 19-30 and large (20-25 mm), the horny shell has a cluster of anchor-tipped filaments at each end.
Gasterobranchus glutinosus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Gastrobranchus coecus Bloch, 1795
Myxine glutinosa australis Putnam, 1874
Myxine glutinosa limosa Putnam, 1874
Myxine glutinosa septentrionalis Putnam, 1874
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